Mid-30s father of two young kids. I've always enjoyed looking at model railroads. I had a small seasonal oval as a kid. Now I'm building a 4x8 HO layout. It's 3' high which hurts my back at times, but it's eye level for the kiddos. I have an environmental background and I've come to realize that I'm really just building a big landscape model that happens to have a couple of trains running through it. My past hobbies and interests have been more on the art side. I'm not good with the mechanical/electrical stuff.