After many years of planning, dreaming and thinking about building a layout, it is finally happening. I have started to construction on my Proto48 railroad.
The layout is located in a two-car garage so improvements were in order to be able to work year round in the local climate of the Sierra Foothills. Layout construction started in February but paused as we went through a significant home redo. Now, the smell of freshly cut pine and the sight of sawdust greets you when entering the layout room.
Over the years, my prototype interests have changed many times. In recent years, my dream has had a dose of reality in terms what is important to me and what can reasonably be done given the amount time and interest available. One has to do more in life than playing with trains.
What is important ?
The next installment will touch upon my model building philosophy.