I am new to model trains. I am going to start with the O-gauge trains. My budget is btwn 300-600 dollars and space is not a problem. I also have a little bit of research and looked around online at prices. I have a massive basement to work with. I was thinking about getting a starter kit Lionel and if there are any suggestions of which one to get Im all ears or if theres another company, I am open to that as well. My other idea is just start from scratch, buy some track, an engine and a car, transformer and just wing it. Any ideas>????