I have the opportunity to buy the 2012 release of the Southern Crescent Legacy along with the 5 passenger cars for $1200.
I know the tender and locomotive sold for $1100.
Up to now, I've only ran a few sets that were in the $400 range. But this Southern Crescent would go along great with my 1976 Southern Crescent my dad bought me in 1980 right when I was born. He passed that set down to me and she still runs great. I want to give this new Southern Crescent release to my son (who's 23 months) someday. My biggest concern is the transformer I have. Currently, I have an 80w Lionel transformer. Will that run this Legacy train. I really don't want to get into the whole complicated transformer game. I currently only run them during Christmas time. That may change once we upgrade to a bigger house.
Thoughts on this set I have a chance to buy an transformer advice is welcome!