3-rail train fan since the age of four. My first set was a Marx diesel 027 in 1952. I graduated to a Lionel O gauge steam set (665 loco) in 1955. Tried HO for a while in the 1960s, then backed off until the early 1980s by going back into HO but soon changing to O gauge Lionel again. Where I am still with a few other manufacturers mixed in. My favorite period, though, is still the Postwar one. Yes, I have plenty of newer production items, too.