Check out our a large variety of toy tax trains and devices for the more mature train collectors as well for very first time buyers.Prior to the first purchase, the new enthusiast should choose a scale. Every purchase made will be affected by that decision because locomotives, wagons, tracks, and accessories need to be at the exact same scale; otherwise, the train will not work or look right. Some railroad model enthusiasts do gather several scales, however handling an additional 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 choices include O-scale (48:1) and G-scale (22.5:1). Original parts and packaging are a huge factor in value, and it is necessary for the collector to know that for purchasing and in preparation of eventually trading and selling 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 typical errors that new hobbyists make is that they dispose of boxes, direction sheets, cardboard liners, spacers, and relatively irrelevant accessories, but all these items have value. Gathering, maintaining, and keeping the packaging and related materials is nearly as vital as doing this for the real trains.
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