Athearn Product Support

We are here to help

  1. Contact our Model Railroad Support by emailing us at for:
    • Warranty questions
    • Repair questions
    • Technical support
    • Product information
  2. Contact our Model Railroad Parts by emailing us at for:
    • Missing parts requests
    • Parts related inquiries
  3. For other inquires, you can reach out to us by:
  4. Horizon Hobby supports the following model railroad brands:
    • Athearn®
    • Genesis®
    • Roundhouse®
    • McHenry Couplers®

To process a warranty claim, please send an email to and provide the following information:

  • Your complete name and shipping information
  • Product number and item description
  • A clear and legible photo of your Purchase Receipt attached to the email.
  • A clear photo of your item showing any relevant details

When sending an item into our service center we ask that you:

  • Complete a Service Request Form including a description of the issue
  • Include a printed copy of the Service Request Form along with your item
  • If the item is within the manufacturer's warranty period include a dated sales receipt (copies are acceptable)
  • Follow this link and click on "Click Here to Ship Us Your Product for Repair".

    This web page also includes estimated service turnaround times as well as a link to check the status of your repair.

If the replacement part we are sending you is on backorder, you can follow the status by periodically checking the product page. Unless the stock status reads "In Stock", then availability has not changed.

Items that are discontinued are no longer in production. We apologize for the inconvenience. It may be worth checking a third-party online retailer or used hobby markets for these items.

On-Line Chat & Email Support Hours

Monday-Friday: 9 A.M. – 7 P.M. CST
Saturday 10 A.M. – 6 P.M. CST
Sunday: 10 A.M. – 6 P.M. CST

Horizon Hobby, LLC Service Terms & Conditions (Subject to Change Without Notice)

Horizon Hobby, LLC (Horizon) services the following brands: ARRMA, Athearn, Axial, Blade, Dromida, Duratrax, Dynamite, E-flite, ECX, Great Planes, Hangar 9, HobbyZone, Losi, Onyx, ParkZone, Pro Boat, RealFlight, Revolution, Saito*, Spektrum, Tactic, Team Losi Racing, Trakpower, Tower, Top Flite, FMS*, Predator*, RocHobby*, OS Engines*, DLE*, Vaterra, and Zenoah*.


Products Purchased from Horizon provides service for proprietary and exclusive-brand products purchased from this website by consumers in the United States. If you live outside of the United States, please contact our product support staff before sending in any product for repair to ensure we are able to repair and send your product back to you. For products coming in from outside of the US that are cleared for service, the Customer is responsible for all brokerage fees, duties, and taxes associated with the service and shipment of the product.

Products Purchased in the European Union or Horizon Hobby – China: Refer to your product manual for service contact information.

Products Purchased from Retailers: Horizon provides service for proprietary and exclusive-brand products purchased from authorized Horizon dealers and to countries, Horizon offers international shipping, provided the product is compliant in the country where you live and use the product. Please see below for a complete list of these countries. For service and repair issues outside of these areas, please contact the retailer or store where your product was purchased. Horizon will not repair any products purchased outside of these areas and will return the item to the sender at the sender’s expense. Horizon is not responsible for items lost or damaged in shipping.

Products Purchased from Retailers in These Countries can be Serviced:

Andorra Denmark Hong Kong Luxembourg Romania United Kingdom
Argentina Dominican Republic Hungary Macao San Marino Venezuela
Australia Ecuador India Mexico Singapore  
Austria El Salvador Indonesia Monaco Slovakia  
Belgium Estonia Ireland Netherlands Slovenia  
Bulgaria Finland Israel New Zealand Spain  
Canada France Italy Nicaragua South Korea  
Chile Germany Japan Panama Sweden  
China Greece Jersey Peru Switzerland  
Colombia Guatemala Latvia Philippines Taiwan  
Costa Rica Guernsey Liechtenstein Poland Thailand  
Czech Republic Honduras Lithuania Portugal Turkey  
  • All items should be packed to assure no damage is incurred during shipping. Please ensure all packages and avoid shipping methods or carriers that do not provide tracking. All merchandise is the responsibility of the shipper until it arrives to Horizon. Therefore, Horizon is not responsible for items lost or damaged in transit.
  • Warranty only applies as described by the product manufacturer and on products accompanied by a dated proof of purchase. Warranty service or replacement decisions are at the sole discretion of Horizon. Warranties apply only to the original purchaser and are not transferable. Collateral damage is NOT covered by the manufacturer's warranty. Horizon is not responsible for any loss of data or information associated with the service. For full warranty information, please refer to your product manual or the product pages on
  • All services are charged a minimum of a 1/2 hour of labor at $40 USD per hour. All charges for service parts, labor, shipping, and other fees are your responsibility. Nonpayment can result in the confiscation of equipment.
  • The customer is responsible for all brokerage fees, duties, and taxes associated with the service and shipment of products.
  • Horizon service is limited to Product compliant in the country of use and ownership. If received, a non-compliant Product will not be serviced. Further, the sender will be responsible for arranging return shipment of the un-serviced Product, through a carrier of the sender’s choice and at the sender’s expense. Horizon will hold non-compliant Products for a period of 60 days from notification, after which they will be discarded.