Model trains are not the toys that some people think they are. Manufacturers have created model train sets for adults to satisfy the huge demand.
Model train sets for adults have been put together to avoid the confusion of buying lots of different parts to build a basic model railway.
And, because these sets are produced in bulk, and are made easier to deliver across the country, they are substantially cheaper than buying the individual components.
A large majority of these new model railway sets for adults come complete with DCC.
DCC is digital command control, which means that more than 1 locomotive can be controlled differently on the same track.
Years ago the train sets would have one power pack with one controller. This controller would vary the voltage supplied to the track which would determine the direction and speed of the locomotive. If you placed 2 locomotives on the same track, they would both move in the same direction and at the same speed.
With DCC you are supplying a constant voltage to the track and the electronics determine which locomotive will move, and at what speed and in what direction. This makes your model railway set so much more enjoyable and expandable.
Another thing to look out for when buying model train sets for adults, is the weight of the locomotive.
A good quality locomotive will feel heavy. Just by picking it up you will feel if it is solid and of a good quality.
Check how many wheels are steel. The steel wheels conduct the power to the motor. So, the more steel wheels it has, the better the conductivity of the power will be.
Most of the manufactures produce some very well priced model train sets for adults and it is a great way to decide if you want to proceed with the hobby of model railroading, or not.
Dan B Morgan is the editor of the popular and 100% FREE Model Train Newsletter. This is compulsory reading for any model train beginner. It contains valuable information on the right way to build your model railroad and how to achieve this within the time, space and budget you have available.