just wanted to post a little introduction about myself... I have assumed possession of my dad's old train set(s). Unfortuantely, they currently they sit in the garage. I have gotten the notion to build some shelving for them with some help from a friend, and display in our study until my son is old enough to start playing with them (he is only two). I am needing some "in general" advice on how to properly clean/restore some of the older cars. I am guessing the locos are a little above me at the moment to work on. I am not sure they would work at all anymore. They did when I was a kid but we are coming up on that being 20 years ago! sorry for the rambling nature, but I am very happy to have found a good site to get some gentle nudging in the right direction. thanks!