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Improvements to Basic Layout

Lucky is just getting started in the hobby and seeks advice from others who have progressed to a more advanced level. Here is his question:

“I am new to modern age of model trains. I set up a basic set for grand kids. It is very “Mickey mouse”, so I would like to move up to reasonably priced set with latest features. Maybe still retaining the style of loco and cars young children would enjoy, but with an improved power supply. The Lionel booklet suggests an 80 watt transformer cw80. I assume I will need connection to track? Any help would be appreciated.”

4 Responses to Improvements to Basic Layout

  • Robert Mooresays:

    If you are just starting GO with a DCC set,
    Bachmann is the cheapest.

    • LuckyLeosays:

      Thanks Robert. Greatly appreciated

  • Frank Bsays:

    I would recommend getting a basic book on model railway layout building and wiring, which will not only answer a lot of your questions, but include answers to many you haven’t yet realised you need to ask !

    Also, go to model railway exhibitions (and take the grand kids !) and you will get a lot of useful ideas, and see the range of what is now available. DCC is more expensive, but gives the possibility of many advanced features and sound effects.

    • LuckyLeosays:

      Unfortunately don’t drive. Will look into dcc though. Thanks for your help.

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