Check out our a big variety of athearn trains and accessories for the more mature train collectors also for first time purchasers.As soon as the scale and the locomotive are selected, the next step is to pick a power supply, which generally consists of the electronic controller that manipulates speed and direction. Like the locomotive, this is a huge decision where it is better to spend lavishly than to cut corners. A low-cost power supply can be troublesome and irregular, which will certainly extend the knowing curve. The two primary options are standard analog or the Direct Current, which represents digital command control. The majority of new enthusiasts will likely wish to start with a high-quality analog power supply. Original parts and packaging are a huge consider value, and it is very important for the collector to understand that for buying and in preparation of eventually trading and offering model trains. Locomotives and railroad automobiles without their original box and printed materials can lose as much as HALF of their mint value. One of the most common mistakes that new enthusiasts make is that they dispose of boxes, instruction sheets, cardboard liners, spacers, and seemingly insignificant accessories, but all of these items have value. Gathering, maintaining, and saving the product packaging and related products is almost as vital as doing so for the actual trains.