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I'm looking for an introductory level HO set for my 8 year old son. I'd like to have somthing somewhat durable, but I want somthing that he can grow with and expand on. I don't want to wind up with piece of junk! Any suggestions on manufacturers?
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Look for used stuff on craigslist - search HO scale and you should be able to find something. Seems like there are tons of people out there that get train sets as a gift, then lose interest (or their kids lose interest.)

Stick with cheaper stuff for an 8 year old - I guarantee he'll break some of it. If you start with used/cheaper stuff you won't get bothered by the damage as much.

My 6 year old has a bunch of cars I let him "play" with on EZ track on the floor, but when we run the layout - Dad's nice cars stay on the track.
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