Ben’s been in touch with his fab HO scale model railroad:
Hello from Chicago, Illinois, USA!
I have been reading your daily posts for years, and figured it was finally time to say both “Hello” and “Thank You.
I’m currently semi-retired and have been actively working on my HO scale model railroad for about 15 years. During this time I have created (and then boxed up for storage) 2 layouts.
Last year, I started my 3rd layout and this one is proving to be the most challenging – and by far the most fun – of the three!
As you have often pointed out, the great thing about model railroading is that each modeler can make it be whatever they want it to be. In this hobby, one can really get creative and use that thing called our “imagination”.
For me, in addition to the planning and building of the layout, I enjoy creating different scenes that the trains run through. And although I’ve been into the hobby for 15 years, I still feel like a beginner. There is so much to learn and so much to share. Which brings me to the “Thank You” part of this note.
I want to thank you, Al, for publishing everyone’s comments, ideas, suggestions and questions. I have learned SO MUCH from these postings! I also really enjoy the videos that people share, so I thought I would share one of my own.
Wishing you and everyone reading this a Merry Christmas and peaceful new year!
Ben from Chicago.”
Fishing Prairie Road
Prairie path lights
I have been reading your posts for several years and have had several problems solved by your followers.
Now I have one I can’t figure out. I have recently reconfigured my layout and want to install a double crossover switch track but can’t figure out if it’s possible to install it on tracks with opposing polarity.
Do I need reversing modules to make this happen? Hoping somebody has already figured this one out.
A huge thanks to Ben. And I know what he means, I don’t care how long you’ve been doing this hobby, we’re all still learning.
And who can help Craig?
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide is here if you want to take that first step towards your own model railroad.