My entry into the hobby was 53 years ago, when Santa brought me a Marklin HO scale starter set - the one with an oval of Marklin´s infamous tin plate track, a fantasy 0-6-0 steam loco and two tin plate coaches.
Over the years, the humble start turned into a humble empire in the basement, which I sold at the age of 16. Since then, I have dabbled in a number of different scales and built quite a number of layouts.
I must be coming of age, but for quite a while now, I have been dreaming of a small layout just like the one I had in my childhood days, built in the same manner as Marklin built their show layouts. Nothing fancy, nothing big, just pure fun.
So after some research, and considering the limitations I have in terms of space and funds, I finally came up with a layout just the way I´d like to have.
Sourcing the required materials will take a while. Just about everything I´ll need is readily available at reasonable prices, but I have only a limited budget, so I will have to stretch the purchases over quite a length of time.
I am looking forward to this project - makes me feel young again!