I really can't believe I'm doing this. The first Plasticville forum post in 3 years. But it IS a legit question, ha.
I literally just found a few remarkably preserved 1940s (I think 1948, because a catalog was with them) models in a tote in my grandparent's (luckily, climate controlled) storage unit. Is there anything I should do to them? The paint is in good condition, the plastic is NOT brittle, somehow, and very few pieces are missing.
I was considering T(480) scale, but they barely have anything out (The only steam power they have are Mikados). Track is even harder to find.
To put it in perspective... T480 scale is half of T450, which is half of ZZ, which is half of Z, which is half of N. T480 is so dang small, a full oval can fit in a normal 1960s briefcase (I know this because I've seen one). A full T480 layout could probably fit snugly into a normal suitcase. Talk about portable layouts...
Thought so. I got family members in literally all the surrounding towns. Bismarck, Desloge, Farmington, Leadwood... you name it, I got connections there. (My dad's entire side of the family is from MO and the only member of that side in Oklahoma is my grandmother)
All y'all (classic Okie talk, ha) are talking about all this fancy DCC stuff, while I'm sittin here with my little EZ Command... makes me feel the want for Digitrax or whatever else is good even more. Ha!