I've recently gotten back into the hobbie a little. I have a 4 year old son and bought a couple of the Bachmann HO Thomas the Tank Engine sets around Christmas along with another engine and some rolling stock. (He's ok at seeing the Rio Grande F7A with some coal cars, be he goes nuts when the Thomas locos and rolling stock comes out...and of course we needed a turntable and a round house.) Ok, the dreams of many trains in motion, dozens of turnouts, and train yards were awakened again...and now, unlike when I was a growing up...I have "some" money to spend. Ok, without the turntable and a train yard, this little 4X8 setup was simple as a DC setup. Bring the mainlines togther feeding a turntable and suddenly even Daddy pauses when a train goes in the yard. So for the question? Which DCC control would y'all recommend that could grow a little over the years? And what is possibly "good enough"? Options I am considering are: Bachmann EZ Command: Cheapest, looks simple (forward, reverse, knob, buttons for the address), current looks a limited at 1A continuous, stuck with one output voltage, new booster is going to be $200, you can hook one additional throttle, not digital feedback of what you're doing. Digitrax Zephyr: Operations looks as simple as Bachmann, higher current rating which I probably won't exceed anytime soon, about three times the price as the Bachmann, recommended by local retailer, and I believe it's what the N scale club uses around here, two additional throttles possible MCR Prodigy Express: Still has a knob for little hands, looks like you can upgrade the booster to a 3.5A for <$150, inbetween on the price, NCE Power Cab: Looks similar to MCR PE, different style buttons Is there any specific limitations of any of these. Since this will be my first entry into DCC, I'm not sure what we will "need" in the future. With the Thomas stuff, we won't be using any of the really advanced functions, but some would be nice to have in the long run.... I can see adding a few more locomotives on HO scale and when my son gets a older, transitioning to N scale...of course at that time, it might be time to upgrade anyway. For decoders, I was thinking about using Digitrax DH123D. Thanks for the help.