I'm strictly an O gauge person, but I happened to receive an N scale set (engine and cars only) as a gift. It was still thoughtful so I'm not about to return it. Plus it's just so damned cute.
The thing is I know nothing about N scale equipment. I've been searching the net and it seems that the Kato brand is highly regarded. Can anyone tell me if the "Kato 20-850-1 M1 Basic Oval Unitrack w/ Kato Power Pack (N Scale)" is of decent quality?
I have no intention of expanding into N scale. Of course I like Chessie stuff, so I figured I'd get a Chessie engine and a few cars since the set I was given is Winter/Christmas themed. I found an Atlas Chessie SD50 on the net, but again I have no idea if the brand is any good.
I just have to be careful. Trains are like heroin to me...
Oh, and I was confused by something else I stumbled across. I was looking at an Amtrak Acela set, Bachman I think, and it seems that the engine isn't powered; the Cafe car is powered. So a car is pushing the engine? Why would they do that?