Feeling Guilty

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Cannonball, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    The $1500 stuff is brass, which is expensive in any scale. The $200-300 engines are about the same quality as N or HO engines half their price, which means good. Z has never had to deal with the equivalent of Tyco or Mehano.
  2. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    Cannonball, yeah, some of us really do get into it. I was raised around trains...and I have a set of rivarossi passenger cars that logged 1000s of hours on my train layout as a kid.

    I was absolutely amazed the first time I saw one of those Spectrum 2-8-0s running on a display track at my local hobby shop. I've since kept an eye out to see what's available on the market. Further, I was specifically raised around a NKP 2-8-4...the very engine the Life Like has built models of in HO and N scale.

    I figure that if you're making the effort to come on here to do your research, I'll try to offer whatever advice I can to help you maximize your hobby dollar. If your interest was in a race car set...only with trains, then I'd steer you away from Spectrum's 2-6-6-2.

    Since I actually spend more time reading and discussing real trains than models, I have 24 years of knowledge about different types of locomotives and rolling stock. For me, the joy is in recreating these old trains rather than running them. Other people just enjoy running their trains, but most are a combination of the two. Take a look at the scratch building forum if you want to see some interesting projects. I've been fortunate enough to get some wonderful advice in my quest to build a steam locomotiven that is not commercially available.
  3. dckuk

    dckuk New Member

    Guilty? Heck no...

    I only feel nostalgic at Christmas, and realise how much space it takes for a loop of track in G scale...

    I could run an N-Scale passenger train through those curves with ease!!

  4. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    This is me. Set me up a loop of track with a figure 8 in the middle and I'm happy.
    For me, an extensive layout would be grass mat and a few Pasticville buildings. Making mountains and hills is cool but it takes too much time away from actually running the trains. :D

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