I'm 71 and just enjoying my last years buying and setting up the vintage American trains I've always wanted. I find them usually dirt cheap (even on ebay). Just a few weeks ago I purchased an entire Lionel 2026 set in excellent condition for $20. It came with the track and the type 1034 Trainmaster transformer. This was from a garage sale and I was the only interested person. A couple months ago I got a nice 50's Marx set for $10 (also a garage sale).
Everything changes in time. Heck, even Elvis is falling out of favor due to a generation who knows not the king lol
Oh well, such is life...meanwhile I'm enjoying some great train bargains!
Sure I have a lazy eye, but the other one is a real go-getter!