Hello everyone. I would like to introduce myself. My name is Gaetano, (Guy) and I have just got started with electric trains. Got an O scale Polar Express. My very first Lionel too. :thumb: Very pleased and excited. Excellent quality. I got it for the very purpose of putting it under the Christmas tree. Well I got so excited that I also ordered the extra cars that came with the set, extra tracks, an 8 x 4 board from Home Depot, a festive table cloth I laid and stapled to the 8X4 boad, a complete village set from Home Depot, with figures, gazebos, bridges, trees, lights, churches, buildings, and I just orderd a few peices of mountans for backgroound effects from Lemax. Man this got expensive real quick but I had so much fun putting this project together and the best part I did it with my Son. Great bonding experience, great hobby, and a good time. I have a Bachmann train and passenger cars from Revelli (i think thats the name) in HO scale but i never used it. So I gave them to my Son for his first train set and I told him we will do another project together for his train set. This is awesome. I am just amazed how quickly I got into this. Oh the addiction is gonna be a problem. Thank you all. I will post picks of the setup I decribed above in another post later tonight. Happy holidays.