Born in Yonkers, NY, moved to Tennessee in 1978 and never looked back. I started with an American Flyer set my dad gave us (brother and sister) for Christmas in 1950. After building 2 layouts I got an HO scale Globe A unit from a cereal box and was hooked on HO.
I now am in the process of building a 18' x 22' HO layout modelling the NYC for the most part. I do have large locos from the UP that I like to run around the large (30"-60" radius) curves. I just converted to DCC in 2010 and love it. I will turn 70 next year and hope I can finish my layout to resemble my dreams.