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Once scale is figured out, the next step is to pick a quality, intermediate level locomotive. Purchasing the locomotive is a big decision that will have a causal sequence. Do not cut corners, and if splurging is an alternative, this is the time to do it. Inexpensive locomotives are more problem than they deserve and will significantly extend the learning curve. As for complexity, most newbies will rapidly outgrow a beginner level locomotive and remorse not having actually bought the advanced intermediate model. Before the first purchase, the brand-new lover needs to choose a scale. Every purchase made will certainly be affected by that choice because locomotives, wagons, tracks, and accessories have to be at the exact same scale; otherwise, the train will not work or look right. Some railroad model lovers do gather numerous scales, however handling an extra scale is essentially like handling an additional hobby. The standard and most popular model train scale is HO scale, which runs at an 87.1:1 ratio. Other popular options include O-scale (48:1) and G-scale (22.5:1).
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Organize meetings with the buyer or seller in an agreed upon public area and during day light hours. If the other party changes the arrangements at the last minute be wary. HORNBY, GAUGE, STEAM, mBuy, Now, Track, Loco, Class