I'd rather spend that on doggy buscuits for my pups, than NB or b--h--EmpireII wrote.
Aw, c'mon, tell us what you really think.
For someone like myownself who wants to learn about G gauge and scratchbuilding, NB is an excellent way to go, since I'll cut 'em up anyway.
But, you might protest, the engines are junk.
Yup, I'd answer, might be so, but if they stagger around the track awhile before they croak I'll have a better notion of how things work and look outdoors, and nothing expensive gets ruint. And, I've got a lot of years' worth of making something from nothing under my belt.
But, you might reply, you could just spend a little more and get good stuff to start with.
To which I'd answer, Yup, except I ain't exactly rich and anyway, I don't want to. I want to cut things up and make 'em different. And the NB and B'mann stuff I've picked up here'n there looks decent enough for my immediate purposes. Besides, it just ain't in me to take a perfectly fine Aristo, say, and take a modeler's saw to it right out of the box. It's more fun to fix a piece of junk up, for me.
FWIW, I got an entire, still-in-the-box NB for $3 at a garage sale a few months back, and two more NIB sets for $15 per at an auction.
My whole notion is to study this stuff and learn, then mebbe one day I'll get me one of them hi-class engines.
Now, if you would rather spend the same money on dog grub, why, go right for it! If you got a dog, I hope it's some kinda hound. Why not post a pitcher of it?