QUOTE: Originally posted by mac 4884
Kadee couplers are the #1 coupler on the market and are
recomended by almost everyone.
For me I would get Life Like Power loc nickle-sliver, the track snaps together. I have a layout plan that I am currently using I am able to fit it in my room which is not the cleanest of rooms for a 13 year old. I have a number of them
I would reccommend against the cheap stuff... it will more likely than not cause you problems sooner than if you were to go and buy a really nice (read: expensive) locomotive.
Now, that isn't to say you have to buy a $750 BLI locomotive... just that you should be wary of the cheap stuff - nothing ruins the fun faster than something that doesn't work reliably.
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trainman_1983 wrote:i'm new to model trains, and before i do any thing, i want some good ideas. anything to do with model trains in ho scale from scenry ideas to track plans is good THANKS FOR LOOKING , HAPPY RAILROADING
It all depends. There are several things to consider.
Do you like point to point operation, continuous run, loop to loop, ect.
Do you plan to do a lot of switching with your layout or are you just going to run trains.
First off you have to have scenery of some kind.
Is there a specific railroad that you like?
What is your favorite era in railroading history?
Do you want to use Digital Command Control or just regular Direct Current transformers?
4. Size and space
Do you have just one small corner or a whole house at your disposal for your layout?
How much of the available space do you plan to use for the layout?
Do you want to cram in as much action as possible with tiny N or Z scale trains or are you happy with just a basic loop of G scale track and a few buildings?
There is no easy answer to you question. This is a hobby of creativity and enjoyment. You must decide what you want to accomplish with your layout. People can help you out with ideas and what not, but ultimately it is up to you to ask yourself and answer these questions.
I hope that this helps you out with you first layout. Best of luck to you and may you continue on the tradition of the worlds greatest hobby.
Lionel collector, stuck in an N scaler's modelling space.