French Lick Indiana John Sage

I am fairly new to N Scale and to model railroading.

I worked for a petroleum pipeline for 27 years and I also retired from the Indiana Army National Guard in 1995 after 21 years of service. I have an electrical/electronics background and was a logistics officer in the service.

I have just built my first 2 modules. They aren't painted and I am not sure what the scenes will be.

While I am not a prototypical model railroader, I am modeling the B&O. My grandfather worked on the B&O in the 1930's…he passed in 1938, 10 years before I was born. He had a brother that was also employed on the B&O. He was killed in a train accident in 1913 near Mitchell, Indiana.

I decided to give T-Trak a go because I have started several layouts over the past 18 months only to tear down and start over again. I feel that T-Trak will be more manageable for me…I have proved to myself that I can create…..I have made my own trees and scratch built several structures……I just have a difficult time visualizing a complete layout. I have ideas of things I want to model but, have a difficult time "tying" them all together in a layout….I am hoping that T-Trak will allow me to do that one module at a time.

At the present time, I own a Bachmann 2-8-8-4 EM-1, a Bachmann 4-6-0, a Model Power 2-8-2 Mikado, and a Model Power 4-6-2. I also own several LifeLike F7 A Units, a LifeLike E8, and a LifeLike BL-2. Except the BL-2, which is a Monon, the other motive power is B&O…..I am running DCC and all my steam except the Mikado have sound decoders….none of the diesels have sound….I am planning to build a "sound car" in the near future for the diesels.

The closest T-Trak group is in Lousiville, Ky…that is about 1 hours 15 minutes from my house…..would like to get hooked up with some other N Scalers (T-Trak) a little closer to home.

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