@wild mary posted:
My HO model railroad club gets this kind of stuff donated all the time. We have a hard time selling it and giving it away. Track and transformers are almost worthless.
Most kids (anyone under 18) that are into HO model railroading have better equipment that many of us old timers. Parents and grandparents pick up the tab. The new models of engines and cars are super accurate. Engines come with DCC sound, smoke, and light effects. The special features of new HO engines are as good if not better than Lionel's and MTH's offering. Best of all for youngsters, they can run their trains at the club using their cell phones. NH Joe