I have always been interested in Steam Locomotives.
I recall as a child going with my Dad to our local train station
to watch the
choo-choos go by. I guess that is what started my interest in
watching. We have acquired, over the years, a number of dampf
and a turntable which didn't really fit in with our modern layout, so
to start a second, smaller layout, centering on later Era II and Era
I realize that there were electric loks in this period, but we decided
not model any catenary and only run steam and diesel.