WTB Electric Train Set ?

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Wig

WTB Electric Train Set ?
« on: 12 Dec 2015, 01:54 am »
Guys,

Looking to buy an electric train set and was wondering if any of you have any recommendations or good sources to buy from?

Thanks,
Wig :D

Markd51

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Re: WTB Electric Train Set ?
« Reply #1 on: 12 Dec 2015, 01:56 am »
Best bet I would say would be to find a good hobby shop.

Big Red Machine

Re: WTB Electric Train Set ?
« Reply #2 on: 12 Dec 2015, 02:27 am »
Guys,

Looking to buy an electric train set and was wondering if any of you have any recommendations or good sources to buy from?

Thanks,
Wig :D

WHat gauge? O, G, HO, N? There are many good specialized  companies these days.

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Re: WTB Electric Train Set ?
« Reply #3 on: 12 Dec 2015, 02:29 am »
But the hobby shops (save Hobby Lobby) are basically gone. 

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Re: WTB Electric Train Set ?
« Reply #4 on: 12 Dec 2015, 02:34 am »
Whaddaya lookin' for?  I may have some stuff in the basement to trade for audio gear.   :thumb:

Big Red Machine

Re: WTB Electric Train Set ?
« Reply #5 on: 12 Dec 2015, 03:09 am »
But the hobby shops (save Hobby Lobby) are basically gone.

Lots of internet train vendors.

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Re: WTB Electric Train Set ?
« Reply #6 on: 12 Dec 2015, 04:19 am »
Also train clubs and shows.

Really I think your first decisions are 1) do you want new/modern (say marklin) or classic/collectible (basically lionel, but not their modern stuff), and 2) how much room are you devoting to it, 3) does your insurance cover mental issues-train collecting is insanity  :duh:  I've known people who have moved to larger houses in part to accommodate their trains.




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Re: WTB Electric Train Set ?
« Reply #7 on: 12 Dec 2015, 12:14 pm »

Wig

Re: WTB Electric Train Set ?
« Reply #8 on: 14 Dec 2015, 01:14 am »
Guys,

Thanks for the suggestions and resources. Classics are the ones I like, nothing massive but something I can put on a sheet or two of plywood in the garage. Maybe the standard size train set would fit the bill.

Thanks,
Wig :thumb:

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Re: WTB Electric Train Set ?
« Reply #9 on: 14 Dec 2015, 01:38 am »
Search online - there are plenty of layouts.  You're looking for lionel O gauge if you want classic.

Or if you're just looking to get a layout going, I think there are new starter sets.  That might be the best way to go.