I've been 'concerned' about future track/turnout expenses, opting now for a 8'x10" diorama for our TV credenza to be displayed at Christmas. However, on a lark I stopped at at yard sale down the street. The put on huge sales 3 or 4 times a year (whatever is permitted locally) and usually there is not much to interest me so it was unusual to stop. However with my resurgent hobby I hoped to find maybe one or two HO boxcars or the like. As I entered the yard I noticed an HO caboose and my hopes went up. When I got to the table however I received a gigantic shock. There were 5 or 6 8' tables FILLED with HO stuff. Cars, locos, track, structures, boxes full of trucks, power supplies, on and on. Now most of it has seen better days but I picked 5 decent freight cars and went to the checkout. $10! There were storage bins and boxes of snap track. I know what track goes for on eBay so I wasn't particularly hopeful but I asked anyway what were their prices, figuring on a per piece price. After a little chatting, the guy said I could have the entire 10 gal. bin for $20. OMG, sold in a literal heartbeat. That had to be hundreds of dollars worth of track and turnouts! I needed a power supply too so went home, picked up a V meter and returned. I picked an old Life-Like blue pack, tested it and got it for $3. There is another one there and I might go back and see if it's still there. On the return trip I picked thru more cars and got 5 more for another $10. These will need some TCL but that's fine with me. Locos are $6 but without a way to test I passed. For now I have a huge stash of track to sort thru. OK, I went back for the second power pack. Everything pictured for $55. I took a flyer on the Santa Fe A and B units. The second transformer and the Santa Fe units were just $10. Worth a gamble.