Hi all-- I just found this site 5 minutes ago. I am going to start an HO layout in the next month or so. I know next to nothing. I have been told that flextrack is the only way to go. What I'd appreciate help with is the quality of name brands that I am aware of. (locos and cars) If somebody could rate these or *offer suggestions of other quality brands*. I suppose my budget is "moderate". In my other hobbies I always try to follow the "buy quality once" approach. So, I see a lot of: athearn, bachmann, model power, atlas, kato items mostly. Thanks in advance. If there is one brand that is "junk", pls don't hesitate to say so!