Hello, This is yet another -- I am new help me please -- thread. But even after reading other posts I could still use some newbie help. This Christmas I want to start a model train set for my husband. We just had our first kiddo and I know that this is something that he would love to do with him as he gets older. It would most likely be a seasonal set but I would still like to get him a nice set that will last for a very long time. I am looking to spend around $200 this year and $50-100 each year as we build the set. If we have to wait a few year before we have collected enough pieces to have something nice to run that's ok. Jack is only 2 months now so I don't think he will mind much I was thinking of going with HO scale but am open to O as well. I would like the kids to be able to run the train, but not necessarily help assemble it until they were older (say sevenish). My husband is into traditional things so I would prefer not to get a digital control center. I have time, since this is going to be a Christmas gift, but I would like to figure out what to look for so I can start scouting for deals :thumb: I appreciate any advice on where to start! Thanks!