Check out our a huge variety of scale curved track road bed trains and accessories for the more mature train collectors too for very first time purchasers.Before the first purchase, the brand-new enthusiast should settle on a scale. Every purchase made will certainly be impacted by that decision since locomotives, wagons, tracks, and accessories need to be at the same scale; otherwise, the train will not work or look right. Some railroad model enthusiasts do collect numerous scales, however taking on an additional scale is essentially like handling an added 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). Initial parts and packaging are a big factor in value, and it is very important for the collector to understand that for purchasing and in prep work of ultimately trading and selling model trains. Locomotives and railroad vehicles without their initial box and printed materials can lose as much as 50 percent of their mint value. Among the most common errors that brand-new enthusiasts make is that they dispose of boxes, instruction sheets, cardboard liners, spacers, and apparently irrelevant accessories, but all these items have value. Gathering, maintaining, and keeping the packaging and relevant materials is nearly as vital as doing so for the real trains.