My name is Dan Spencer and I'm a Model Railroader!
I started this journey at the age of 13, helping my Dad with his HO scale layout
(Mad River Navigation Railway) Mining & Logging of the Pacific Northwest.
After his passing in 1983, I was able to conceal some of his engines,
and a few pieces of rolling stock, from the greedy hands of others.
Sadly those items never saw the light of day until recently,
when I unearthed a treasure trove of these detailed engines,
and (now damaged) rolling stock.
I spoke to the wife and she offered a 10" deep x 7' long shelf,
in our home office, to display the engines on.
I then started research into Model Railroads and in my many searches,
I discovered an unknown little forum called ... Freerails.
The heavens opened and the angelic choir sounded!
I am now addicted!
That little shelf has started to get track and trees...
but its too small for the trains (2-6-4's) and now I've discovered HOn30.
HO trains that run on N gauge track!?!?
WHO would have ever thought of such a thing!?!?!
Well, the engines have gone back in their boxes,
to be displayed in a nice glass display case,
and the shelf will be a new HOn30 train layout.
I have old Atlas track, with only two switches.
No budget and limited time.
This forum has been WAY more inspiring than any other site out there
(well, except for carendt.com)
We're glad that your journey brought you here.
HOn30, I modeled in that scale/gauge back in the early 70's (I'm in my early 70's now!) and loved it.
Matter of fact, I still have some ancient trucks and maybe a loco mechanism.
Tell us what you're doing, don't be shy because we're all pushy and want to know the story.
Welcome and have fun.
____________________ It doesn't matter if you win or lose, its' how you rig the game.