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It's just an idle suggestion. Sell off some or all of the lesser lines and upgrade to better using the proceeds. I've done that at least in a minimal with some of my o scale stuff.
Okay, where do you suggest I start?
Walthers Proto? Kadee? InterMountain? BLI? Centralia? Walthers Mainline? Athearn RTR? Bowser Executive? Atlas? Stewart? Accurail?
 

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I don't know if you'd do it purely by manufacturer or by specific models or sets which could be had anew at a better level. Assuming of course you had the interest of course.
 

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FWIW, I'd rate Athearn RTR rolling stock about two notches below Walthers Proto, and a notch above Walthers Mainline.
Athearn's RTR diesels however, are even better... about equal to Proto.
 

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Yes, those RTR's are hard to damage (I, of course, am the exception to this) while still looking fairly professional.
 

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Those look great. I picked up another exact rail gondola over the weekend and have a couple of others coming (apparently) by thumb a ride. But that's ok present situation and all.
 

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Im so tempted to order a few Accurail gondolas...but I think I'll wait until my Consolidation is here, before getting anything else.
 

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The Penn Central was one of the common heralds in my neck of the woods.
But this Tangent gon is the only PC car I have... it's a replica of one that was regularly shuttled back and forth to Shapiro's Salvage in the '70's.
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... Im looking at some of the 41 footers from CNJ.
The only caution I have is, the corner steps can be a b****, if you have any difficulty with tiny parts and tweezers.
Lately, even with an OptiVisor and a MagLight they're beyond me.
 

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Flatcars are necessary utility carriers, but aren't generally considered for attractive schemes, so although I have many, I don't have any in that category.
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