11th May 2018, 11:49 PM
I am back!!
I started N-Scaling in 2009 and I also joined this forum at that time. My sites were big and my goals were high, then my basement flooded out. Not to mention the economy.... this hobby is a small fortune! By 2010, I sold everything of value and pretty much quit altogether. Since then, things turned around, married in 2012, baby boys in 2014 and 2016, work is great again and the basement is ready!
I AM BACK!!
My 4 year old's first words were "choo-choo," he loves trains and they pass behind our house daily and hourly even. Fortunately, they don't toot their horns near my home and the commuter line is about 300 feet behind my house. We all love the trains... and the wife to!
So, I am getting back into this with a fresh start and my kids are excited. When I first started in 2009, my goals were huge. My layout was massive, encompassing an entire room that is about 20 x 15. I opted to dive into the deep end with DCC and it was also frustrating using Atlas flex track. I want instant success now, so I am starting with a basic 4 x 8 table. I just ordered a Kato starter set and added a V1 and V5 into the mix. My plan is to develop this and then mix in DCC. When I get all this working perfectly, I will expand the layout into the entire room, etc. I may or may not go back to Atlas... but my immediate goal is simple... get trains running with my kids. This is a hobby for a lifetime and my previous mistake was trying to do it overnight.
Thanks for listening! I am looking forward to being back in this community!
Last edited by macrailer; 12th May 2018 at 12:43 AM.
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11th May 2018, 11:58 PM