@third rail posted:
I should have kept to the KISS (keep it simple stupid ) system. I bought more cars than I really need. Went for a single road name & purchased all I could afford. I have now 17 engines, really don't need that many but I still enjoy running each one -except for the ones that seem to break down with frequency. The simple conventional locomotives work great all the time, the $500+ locomotives are always being worked on.
I have the same number of engines, and more cars than I can use. I bought them when I was still working. I thought I was going to build a larger layout, but we are storing some of our older daughter's furniture and upright piano because of a mold and mildew problem at their house. As it turns out, they don't have the money to fix it properly, so I decided to build in a smaller room. By the time they get things squared away and move their furniture out, we will be ready to trade this house in on a ranch house. I guess I am right sizing the layout to move it later. So, I am taking a look at what engines and rolling stock I can part with. Yes, each engine I want to sell has an issue that needs fixed first.