This subject comes up periodically, and I keep seeing these postings, "Help! My two
thousand dollar gee-whiz turned into a brick!". That has scared me away from any
of the electronic stuff, BUT even the simple stuff like RMT RDC's have boards in them.
You can, of course, go back to the products of the fifties, but few of those were actually good models. A quandary....Good scale model, or a train that runs like
old Marx?? I have said on here before it is odd that the new autos, from at least some
import sources, run trouble free racking up 100K while loaded with electronics...and
the TV's do seem to last a while...mine have....