When I first started, all I had was a loop of Bachman E-Z track, a Railpower 1370 DC transformer, and a P1K F3A lettered for the CNW, the entire "set" an early Christmas gift. I loved my little looping train, at least untill it broke after an hour. My dad, who had bought the whole set as my big X-mas gift, just went and got an exact copy of my broken engine, restoring my interest in model trains. I later got three cars to run behind my F3, two P2K covered hoppers (PS 4427 or something, one for the CNW, the other a leasing co.) and a P2K caboose (CNW, of course). I have gotten at least 3 times as much crap to run on my layout, but the entire set, track and all, is still running for me, dispite all the abuse over the years, although I upgraded the F3's couplers to Kadee # 5's only a few months ago after the stock couplers stopped working, and the F3's rear-facing horn went AWOL after it broke off my accident. My first engine; CNW #4056, P1K F3A And my three starter cars: P2K 4427 covered hoppers: And almost always last, but almost never least: the CNW Steel Center Cuppola Caboose!