Check out our a large variety of microscale liquid trains and accessories for the more fully grown train collectors too for first time purchasers.When the scale and the locomotive are chosen, the next step is to select a power supply, which typically consists of the electronic controller that controls speed and direction. Like the locomotive, this is a big decision where it is better to splurge than to cut corners. A cheap power supply can be problematic and inconsistent, which will certainly extend the learning curve. The two main choices are conventional analog or the Direct Current, which represents digital command control. Most new enthusiasts will likely want to begin with a top quality analog power supply. Original parts and product packaging are a huge factor in value, and it's important for the collector to understand that for buying and in preparation of ultimately trading and selling model trains. Locomotives and railroad automobiles without their initial box and printed products can lose as much as 50 percent of their mint value. Among the most typical mistakes that brand-new hobbyists make is that they dispose of boxes, instruction sheets, cardboard liners, spacers, and seemingly irrelevant accessories, but all these products have value. Gathering, preserving, and storing the packaging and related materials is nearly as important as doing this for the actual trains. What matters most when it comes to gathering model trains is the condition of the items. Model trains need to run, which is an aspect that sets model railroading apart from numerous other collecting endeavors. Even a model train collector who does not in fact run the trains wants pieces that work since that capability is intrinsic to their value. Damaged model trains do sell but typically at a significant discount with the intent of recovering them. New enthusiasts need to stay with the current trains until they obtain experience. A crucial aspect of obtaining that experience is studying price tour guides, keeping an eye on trends, and finding out how condition impacts value.