Back to modeling after a long hiatus. Fond memories of a Christmas morning spent watching my new American Flyer steam locomotive going around my oval track for hours. Early teens spent shoveling snow from driveways and sidewalks to earn money for my new layout and Santa Fe Silver Chief. Trips with my Dad and cousin to the "train guy" to pick up rolling stock and equipment. Rushing home from school to work on the layout. All was good until I finally discovered girls. So much for model railroads. Mom sold most of my stuff to another cousin while I was at college. Made several restarts at modeling through the years but other "important" things got in the way..... Retirement started over again with HO and discovering lots of new things like DCC. A little more time and money and I am having fun.