I guess I have been into model railroading ever since building one with my dad. Married at a young age and having three children, dealing with the ups and downs of life, other interests, and work have hampered my participation. However, over the last few years I have had time to enjoy the hobby. At our previous home, I was able to build a small HO scale layout in a detached garage, mostly working in the colder months – partly to avoid becoming a couch potato.
Scenes From the Old WVR
That’s history now…
We have recently purchased a new home with the basement that I’ve wanted to have since my days of youth. I am in the process of finishing my future train room at the moment. The new space is about 14 x 37 feet. The basement is nice and dry with poured walls. It was unfinished with some stud walls in place supporting the floor above. I replaced those with beams, lined the walls with 2″ foam, added 2×4 framing and drywall. Just about ready to paint, now. I should be busy for quite a while trying to fill it up.