Hi everyone, my name is Paul and I live in the suburbs of New York City. I have been interested in trains and railroads since about 6 or 7 years of age when my father took me to work with him on the job. He was a clerk who handled track assignments and kept track of the boxcars for the Pennsylvania Railroad in their yard on the west side of Manhattan. A small switch engine would cross 12th avenue with about 8 cars at a time pulling them off cars floats that crossed the Hudson River. I currently have a 3 x 5 foot layout in N gauge in the basement which I hope to expand as time allows. Respectfully Paul C.