I've always run O GGauge LIONEL & MTH for the last 30 years. I've always been fascinated by MTH Lionel licensed tinplate, so I finally made a purchase from Sidetrack hobbies, Al is a good man easy to deal with.
Ordered O Gauge 263 E and 4 cars and caboose. This I can run on my fastrack 036 layout.
Now I'm thinking about adding a Standard gauge loop for the larger engine and cars . A 1041 4 4 0 and 3 passenger cars.
I like what everyone does in restoring the original tinplate, I just don't have the ability and time to devote to that aspect of the hobby, that's why I'm going with new equipment.