Originally Posted by Thlorian
Sounds great, thanks! Would love to have a steamer as the smoke would be cool!!! But I have a LONG way to go before that as I don't even know what some of the abbreviations/names are in some of the reply's above! But keep them coming please as I will be asking lots of questions and hopefully in a few months, return the favor by helping newbies who log in here!
I did visit my local Train Shop over lunch break today and picked up a catalog called Walters 2017 something-something. Was told this is a great item to go through to learn what's out there! So with the monster size of this catalog, I'll be going through it for a while!
Walthers is the largest wholesaler / distributor of model railroading stuff in North America. They don't carry everything, but looking through the catalog will give you a good sense of what is available. I get one every year (and BTW, there is probably a page in there that lists a lot of the abbreviations). They used to do one for only HO scale and one for N&Z; this year they're all combined. I'd prefer having the HO stuff separate, but I'll still get one.
Connecticut Valley Railroad -- A Branch of the New York, New Haven, And Hartford
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