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lots of places on-line. Did you click the blue link in the post? That was to Trainworld where I buy lots of stuff.

Train World
MB Kline (Model Train Stuff)
The Original Whistle Stop
Yankee Dabbler
Dallas Model Works

And of course after you start figuring out what is what - eBay.

And when you find things, you can always ask our opinions before you buy them.


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Bachmann makes two different versions of EZ-Track. One is black roadbed and has steel rails, the other is gray roadbed and has nickel silver rails. Stay away from the black roadbed track. The steels rails require a lot more maintenance, and will probably rust eventually. The gray roadbed track with nickel silver rails is much better. Less maintenance, and rust will not be an issue.
Avoid steel and go with nickel silver? Thanks I will keep that in mind


GNRR Mechanic always fixing stuff
Where do I look for these items? Where can I find these items at better prices?

Another place to look is flea markets, estate sales, Craigslist, Goodwill and other 2nd hand markets.

I purchased an entire 12'x16' layout at an estate sale and sold a bunch of stuff I didn't need and made that money back. I still have a ton of stuff left from that layout. Although I may have to sell some more just to clear my excess. Unfortunately, it was the layout only and no trains.

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