Lionel Steam Engines Sets 3 Vital Components
When building model train layouts having Lionel steam engines is a real bonus. Some of the more recent models have the ability to puff out real smoke which is a really cool effect.
Overall Lionel are the number 1 train model manufacturing company because they provide really good value for the products that they release. A lot of hobbyists actually base their designs on their trains which is a goes to show how much respect they have in this industry.
Apart from Lionel steam engines there are other big brands such as Bachmann and Life Like Trains. However in my opinion Lionel is the best because they have been in the business for a long time which has led them to perfect their design to what the customers really want. Just the little features they add such as working headlights and real whistle blowing is where their value lies.
The 3 vital components all of these sets should have are:
1. A transformer which allows the model to be connected up with the power source as having a weak connection is one way that a automated set stops working.
2. Fully realistic components such as working headlights and real whistle blowing. Smoke pumping is also a very common feature.
3. Apart from the main locomotive the Lionel steam engines should have around 4 carriages and lots of signs for the landscaping layout. These extras means that you can get all your equipment from buying one pack which not only saves you money but also makes it much more convenient to be a hobbyist in this industry.