HI, I'm new and just went to a train show in Phoenix, AZ. I met some people from this forum there and also bought some stuff. I'm not totally new to HO trains but was never fully into the hobby but I hope to change that over time. For the time I will only beable to run the trains on a flat floor so no layout table yet. Any suggestions would be a big help becasue I really had no idea what I was buying at the show besides the code 83 track. Here are some pics of what I bought. The track.. I bought all of this from one guy and about 20 flex track peices. I think it was a good deal. DC comtroller..... Cost $1, I just wanted something cheap to test the train. This wont blow up the engine or something like that in the future will it??? Sould I buy a better one? I'm waiting to see if I want a DCC contoller. box cars........ I belive they both have the metal wheels and coplers. What are the benifits of these? The engine...... Wow, alot of pictures!!!!! OK, I had no idea what I was buying at the time but have learned that the company who makes it is very good and that the model itself is nice. I would like any information on it since I have very little. The person who was selling it said he only tested the train. How can I tell if this is true? Will the engine show some ware if it was used alot?