W C Greene wrote: Howdy Andrew, welcome. I grew up in Central Texas and now live in Dallas. If there's anything you need to know about the area, give me a shout.
Luckily I married a native Austinite. We lived in Austin and Kyle TX (down near San marco off of I35) for almost 10 years before moving back to Australia. So I have a bunch of photos of the area and the trains for reference.
Although we've been gone now for almost 6 years now and I imagine that things have changed quite a bit. The Light rail being but one of the additions to Saltillo Plaza station downtown.
Still keep in contact with my friends there. Miss King's Hobby though over on Nth Lamar. Best hobby shop I know of. Nothing like that here for either service or range. Service being foremost to me.
All the best and thanks for the offer of assistance. Spent quite a lot of time for employers in the are you now live in. Loved the trains over in Cowtown right beside the road. Cannot remember the name, although it may have been the Fort Worth & Western. Red and Grey GPs out near a friends place their. Never did mange to get photos.