Question? I know this will be opening a can of worms, but being new to the sport, who makes the best 3 rail track, switches, etc. When I bought some of my engines, they came with different tracks, don't even know is they are compatiable. I know old Lionel, but what about the stuff from Atlas, Mth, etc. Do I throw it all away, or is it of use? Most of my engines require 72 or larger curves. As for arguing about who has the correct scale, etc, etc, layout, wouldn't you just allow each builder to love what he has made, and let it go at that. I left a local car club for the same reason, it ceased to be fun, it just turned into a ***** session. We got away from building and cruising, the point of the whole thing in the first place. Let's keep this wonderful hobby open and ready for new thoughts and new people. Just one old mans opinion.