>>1472970>Is the model train hobby mostly people buying complete trains?
That depends entirely on what you want. Usually here in the states many of us assemble a collection that will include 3-4 "unit" trains. Generally these have to be bought one or three cars at a time. Complete trains are typically starter sets or special edition releases like fancy passenger trains.>Are there people who release kits? What about scratchbuilding from plans?
Athearn dominated the US kit market for decades and their basic 'Blue Box' kits can still be found ad nauseum everywhere. Accurail also has or had kits which are available, and then there are the more finicky advanced level kits such as the Proto 1000 or 2000 kits, Branchline Trains, and others.>Idc so much about motorising them but I like detail and accuracy.
Then as far as american goes you'd want Branchline Trains or the older Proto kits.