Hope you guys don't mind another gal joining in on the fun---seems like a great place here to learn things and share information! I was a Fine Arts major in school, but never really did much with my training. Years went by and I finally met my boyfriend Bob, whose basement consists of a huge HO layout (it's a work in progress) depicting some of the industrial area of Chicago in the late 50's, early 60's. After traveling with him to many of the train museums in the mid west and attending numerous model train shows, I finally decided I was going to build my own core door size N scale layout.
My layout will consist of the outskirts of a small mid western city, transitioning into farmland, era 1955 to 1960. I have the train already, the Santa Fe Super Chief, as well as many building kits, details and scenery materials. Haven't actually started the layout yet-which is good, as I've changed my mind quite a few times as to how I want to go about it. I'm already thinking of expanding it!
Meanwhile, I've done some n scale dioramas, testing out methods and materials. I've got two dioramas to finish and then it's on to the layout!