Check out our a large variety of digitrax dcc zephyr xtra starter trains and accessories for the more fully grown train collectors as well for very first time purchasers.When the scale and the locomotive are picked, the next step is to pick a power supply, which generally consists of the electronic controller that controls speed and direction. Like the locomotive, this is a huge choice where it is much better to spend lavishly than to cut corners. A low-cost power supply can be problematic and inconsistent, which will certainly extend the learning curve. The two main choices are traditional analog or the Direct Current, which stands for digital command control. Most new enthusiasts will likely want to begin with a high-quality analog power supply. Prior to the very first purchase, the brand-new lover needs to choose a scale. Every purchase made will certainly be influenced by that decision due to the fact that locomotives, wagons, tracks, and accessories need to be at the very same scale; otherwise, the train won't work or look right. Some railroad model lovers do gather several scales, however handling an added scale is essentially like taking on an additional hobby. The conventional and most popular model train scale is HO scale, which operates at an 87.1:1 ratio. Other popular alternatives include O-scale (48:1) and G-scale (22.5:1).