Hello! I am a small town railroader, working now on a 4x8 foot layout, but will soon be expanding to a 12x7 footer. I have a variety of locomotives, most of which are Rivarossi's, but there are also a mixture of Mantua's, Bachmann's (Not really useful), and some cast metal locomotives of various producers. My main focus is on the successful restoring of damaged or nonfunctional locomotives. My focus in work has led to the successful conversion of a 1969 4-8-8-4 Prototype Rivarossi Big Boy to DCC, as well as a 1976 Rivarossi 4-6-4 Dreyfus Hudson. As of now, work is being focused on a major move, but will resume on either my Rivarossi 2-10-2, or my Rivarossi 2-8-4. Though I am often caught up in family matters, and miscellaneous tasks that delay me, I will always respond to posts as quickly as possible with as much knowledge as I can put forth. As an early warning I will often go on long periods of silence from the account, due to the before mentioned reasons, so should anyone take offense to my long delays in replies, I sincerely apologize. I enjoy participating in discussions within the forums, and have a deep knowledge in standard locomotive operations, and mechanical functions, and am able to deduce most problems in function with accuracy. Despite this, I would advise others to look deeply into their subject matter before contacting me, as my long delays can become problematic in most cases, but if one feels its needed, I will respond to any messages as soon as I can.