I really want to learn about this, but am really restricted to a tight budget. I am going into this with eyes open knowing that I will likely have to get a better system but if I wait untill I can afford it nothing gets done so I will use it to learn and hopefully when I have outgrown it I can pass it on to someone else. The set comes with Command Control, a DCC Steam train the (060) a few cars and even a remote switch, though I will most likely keep the snap track in the box. I am hoping that, even though it's a low end unit that I will be encouraged to grow with it. There is a lot of accessaries that you can get to go with it. It says it uses the DCC standard for compatability. I have been interested for so long without any hands on maybe this will allow me to experiment and experience a new level of train control.