I noticed several members here enjoy O gauge trains, but my Father got into HO trains when he returned from WW2. He built a railroad room as a part of our first home (which he and my Uncles and my grandfather also built). He and a few friends built a massive layout and as a child I enjoyed "playing" with trains, eventually buying a few of my own, along with the usual Christmas gifts. After having to tear down that layout when we had to move due to job changes, re buying our home and building /tearing down another unfinished layout for the same reasons, my father gave up on model railroading and turned to R/C planes. Everything was boxed up and placed on shelves. Many years later, I would open those boxes again and decide it was time to build some kind of layout that would feature my Father's talent, plus some things I had made. So I started to build a small shelf layout and while not finished, it's starting to move along. It's modeled in the "transition era" between steam and diesel, which is what my dad enjoyed. He loved steam engines. If you model in HO, please post up. Thanks!