Thanks guys. And no Doug I was not trying to cause trouble.
Just genuinely interested. As I have said else where in a post, my son is the one actually interested in trains but he does seem to come to me for a lot of info regarding them so I thought Id better start getting some fact straight in my head.
I guess if I was going to go back to model railways I would probably opt for a full computerised system as I am very much into my computer. And yes I am aware there is a world of difference between computerised system to dcc system.
But getting back to the topic (and since Christmas is getting closer - and money even scarcer), I opted to buy my son the Bachmann dcc system. the fun part is about to come as I have to somehow get hold of a couple of his locos without him knowing and fit the new decoders for him. As he is waiting to move home soon his layout is dismantled but from what he has been telling me he intends to set the scene towards the end of WW2. So it will be steam. I believe he is going to attempt to model a station which no longer exists - and as this is his first real attempt at something like this - a real challenge. His choice seems to be based on the fact that not far from us there used to be an airbase which had its own line linked to the main line. I presume that this was used to ferry in aircraft parts etc. And this is what he plans to do. ( I guess I get to build the aircrafts as that is something Im interested in
Anyway enough of my rambling - thanks for some ideas and suggestions.