I've gotten some good advice here about where to start with this hobby and am now looking at starter sets to get me going for the Christmas holiday. I went to my local hobby shop - and what a hobby shop it is - to check out the trains they have. Well, they boast in their yellow pages ad about having the biggest inventory on the East Coast, and I don't doubt it. Not only trains, but planes, RC cars, rockets, anything you can imagine. When looking at tracks, one of the employees indicated that the Lifelike Power-Loc was a very good track because they just snap together and you don't necessarily have to worry about the rails connecting or matching up, the system being almost foolproof. Has anyone had experience with the Power-Loc tracks and what is that experience - good or bad?