I want to show-off my new toy and give a Big THANK YOU to Mario, Pat and Pete for your guidance with this purchase (hopefully you guys see this, still can't figure out the messaging). Thought a better chance than posting in buy anything cool lately.
I am calling this the K-Line 1939 NYC Pacemaker Scale Starter Set. I should have read the fine print, Track and Transformer not included. Really got to get a layout going!!!
This is my first Die-Cast Steam Loco. I have been buying Williams and Weaver Brass. Watch the F/S forum, I may be offering some good prices on some of the Williams. I really love this Loco. Wish I had joined the Forum sooner and asked for advice! This Loco is beautiful and has all the bells and whistles [literally (RailSounds)]. Also on inspection it is NIB. I really don't even think it was even displayed! Trainz used a stock photo, so I think I am the first person on this side of the Pacific to actually touch it.
When I decided to buy the loco (from Trainz), I had been watching the price fall on a (6) Car 18" Pacemaker Set with interiors, so I went for that. They also had some separate Cars, so added and extra coach (just ignore (2) are named Manhattan).
Anyhow gotta buy some track and probably some 20 year old TMCC controller. I need to learn the ins and outs of that now.
I REALIZE this is NOT a current Sunset/3rd Rail or VisionLine Quality Loco. But for it is plenty good enough for me! For the price of one of those, I will not only cover this purchase, but hopefully get a NIB Cab1 somebody never used and doesn't want any more. And a loop of Track so I can start my own NY Carpet Central!
Hence my labeling this a Starter Set!
The track eventually will get nailed down to a real layout. You gotta start some where!