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QUOTE My wife was drawn to a built up 0 gauge A4 that was for sale on Sunday "Ooh" she exclaimed "£190 that's not bad"

If my wife ever uttered those words in relation to anything even remotely related to a hobby of mine ... well I would have thought I had died and gone to heaven.

Unfortunately for you Brits there's a large market for O in the United States. One of the leading manufacturers is MTH

* Directionally Controlled Headlights
* Intricately Detailed Die-Cast Body
* Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
* Remotely Controlled Operating Pantographs
* Enhanced Detail Die-Cast Truck Sides & Pilots
* (2) Remotely Controlled Proto-Couplers
* Authentic Paint Scheme
* Metal Chassis
* (2) Precision Flywheel Equipped Motors
* Lighted Cab Interior
* See-Through Metal Body Side Grills
* Opening Doors
* Opening Hatches
* Illuminated Number Boards
* Lighted Marker Lights
* Locomotive Speed Control
* (2) Engineer Cab Figures
* Operating Smoke Unit
* Proto-Sound 2.0 With The DCS Featuring: Passenger Station Proto-Effects
* Unit Measures:20" x 2 5/8" x 4"
* Operates On O-72 Curves

All for MSRP $699.95 (Steam locomotives run between $999 - 1200)

Note: Digital Command System (DCS) is an electronic control system for O scale 3-rail model trains and toy trains, developed by MTH Electric Trains as a rival to Lionel's Trainmaster Command Control. It is similar in concept to DCC, the open industry standard used by HO scale and other 2-rail direct current trains.

It permits operation of multiple trains on the same track without complex wiring, and also gives locomotives realistic digitized sounds.
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