I hope this is the right group.
I am looking to buy my son his first Hornby train set for his 7th birthday. He is well into trains.
I had a train set as a child and want him to have a similar experience.
I want one that includes: -
-an engine that produces smoke
-one of those controller/power boxes that has a big knob to turn to make it go fast/slow/reverse
-track and carriages
i.e. all that he needs to get started.
My old set from the mid 1970's is still up in the loft with a broken engine. Is the track etc all compatible still?
I have looked at the Hornby sets available and there is not a lot of choice.
They do a Smokey Joe set R1036. Would that be a good choice?
What would you folks recommend?