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Old 01-11-2017, 05:44 PM   #11
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Have you considered Kato products?

http://www.katousa.com/Zcart/index.p...x&cPath=65_143

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Old 01-11-2017, 10:28 PM   #12
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Have you considered Kato products?

http://www.katousa.com/Zcart/index.p...x&cPath=65_143

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As a newbie, I never heard of them...thank you!
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Old 01-12-2017, 03:22 AM   #13
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There don't seem to be many 'Train sets' being offered for sale now, maybe because of a decline in sales due to the fact that people no longer give them to children as they used to.

What I do see more and more now are 'Train packs' comprising of loco(s) and a run of appropriate coaching stock. I assume the manufacturers think these will be bought by people who already have controller/track.
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:59 AM   #14
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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!
The Walther's catalog is a good place to start and you got good advice from CT.
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Old 01-12-2017, 10:18 AM   #15
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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.
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