Check out our a large variety of window caboose southern pacific trains and accessories for the more mature train collectors as well for very first time purchasers.Before the very first purchase, the brand-new enthusiast should settle on a scale. Every purchase made will be influenced by that choice 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 collect several scales, however taking on an added scale is basically like taking on an added pastime. The standard and most popular model train scale is HO scale, which operates at an 87.1:1 ratio. Other popular options include O-scale (48:1) and G-scale (22.5:1). As soon as the scale and the locomotive are picked, the next step is to choose a power supply, which typically consists of the electronic controller that manipulates speed and direction. Like the locomotive, this is a big choice where it is much better to spend lavishly than to cut corners. A cheap power supply can be troublesome and inconsistent, which will certainly extend the learning curve. The two main options are traditional analog or the Direct Current, which means digital command control. Most brand-new lovers will likely want to begin with a high-quality analog power supply.