Hello all, I'm new to this site but received my first train in 1961. The first set that I actually assembled and ran myself was a Sears Christmas Tyco special in 1972. So I've collected trains for quite some time but never really ran them. Now for the first time I've been able to put down track permanently and try to resuscitate a number of pieces that have either never touched a rail or at best were ran about 35 years ago. I'm starting with my HO collection as that's what I have the most of; but I also have my dad's 1948 Lionel set, some S-gauge that was bought for me in the 60's; some N-gauge from the 70's and even a Z-gauge set that I inherited. Most of my HO engines and rolling stock are low-end; and I understand that. I'm not looking to build an award-winning layout or have everything DCC controlled; I just want to see my little trains run again. So while I'm not brand new to the hobby, it's challenging for me to take things apart for the first time. There seems to be quite a wealth of knowledge on this site so I hope you folks don't get tired of my questions . . . .