Product Reviews

O gauge RailKing GG1 by MTH

This locomotive hearkens back to the traditional postwar design associated with Lionel's classics, but packed with modern operation.
By Bob Keller
Published: November 16, 2012
The traditionally sized GG1 is popular in O gauge, as illustrated by the fact that MTH, Williams by Bachmann, and RMT by AristO have comparable models in their current catalogs. Where vintage models may have the advantage of being collectible, they may also have chipped paint, faded stripes, and five decades of iffy maintenance (or none at all) under their belt.

So unless you are a hardcore collector, new may indeed be better than vintage.

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