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HO Scale Model Trains Set (Which one’s are good for a beginner)?

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Question by Deadly 1889: HO Scale Model Trains Set (Which one’s are good for a beginner)?
I already own a lot of HO scale trains but I don’t have any track. I recently decided to get back into modeling trains although i don’t want to make any big layout i just want a larger scale floor piece. Any suggestions ? I am already looking at one on amazon it is a Life Like RailRoad Empire set. I am kind of strapped to ordering off of amazon so I would like it to be sold by them. Finally my budget is $ 100 and below. Thanks.

Best answer:

Answer by railbuff
You have to decide between sectional track and flextrack.
Flextrack comes in 3 foot lengths and can be laid in straight or curved lines. The track must be cut using very sharp cutters. I would recommend Xuron track cutters, available at most hobby stores.
Recommended: Atlas, Peco or Shinohara.
Sectional track pieces fit together in pre-shaped pieces (curved and straight) and of different length and curvature.
The best is probably Atlas.
Turnouts, if they are to be used are also available from each of the three companies.

A 4′ x 8′ layout would cost about $ 70.00 in track plus $ 15-$ 20 per turnout.

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HO Scale Model Trains Set (Which one’s are good for a beginner)?

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Question by : HO Scale Model Trains Set (Which one’s are good for a beginner)?
I already own a lot of HO scale trains but I don’t have any track. I recently decided to get back into modeling trains although i don’t want to make any big layout i just want a larger scale floor piece. Any suggestions ? I am already looking at one on amazon it is a Life Like RailRoad Empire set. I am kind of strapped to ordering off of amazon so I would like it to be sold by them. Finally my budget is $ 100 and below. Thanks.

Best answer:

Answer by Steve Y
Most of those sets are good for beginners. Just get the one you like the look of.

But if you’ve already got a lot of stuff to run on the rails, why do you need to buy a whole set? Just get the tracks. I never bother with Amazon, so I don’t know if they sell the tracks just by themselves – why don’t you try finding out?

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How come American electric bullet trains are so pathetic compared to Chinese ones? Not only are they French?

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Question by : How come American electric bullet trains are so pathetic compared to Chinese ones? Not only are they French?
technology, they cannot reach any speed close to a bullet unlike Chinese trains are.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-speed_rail_in_the_United_States

Chinese CRH380A electric bullet train

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Railways_CRH380A

1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FQwnGoG3FI

2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BesG8uCyuSM

3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VII1qOaFXI4

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Answer by Rose
They failed that class. The Engineer only got a 64 in bullet trains

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Are there any American made model electric trains (new ones ) ?

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Question by sojo: Are there any American made model electric trains (new ones ) ?

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Answer by Wounded Duck
Lionels

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