what are the reputation on these model trains? most likely the HO series. the reason is i want to start making a scenery with train track. I am a complete beginner and I have just bought a couple books about model trains. However, my mother wants a train for under the christmas tree, so i thought it would be a good idea to just mess around with a cheap train for the tree before I spend some good money. Ive seen the life-like HO model trains for around 70$. they look pretty decent but of course i don't know much else? any ideas on this?