Hi, my name's Ray. Have been in and out of the model railroading hobby all my life and have recently revived the interest again after a short dropout, with a clearer view of what I want to achieve, or more accurately what is more reasonably achievable. Have dropped the grandiose layout plans (I do like planning) for a more practical approach that involves more club involvement (there's a couple near me, 1 of which I do now belong to) and a concentration on going for quality rather than quantity (probably a false hope, but we'll see if at least I can stick with the quality side of things). I am now modelling US prototype, a long held ambition and considering it was a 40 year gap between the last Marklin layout and the short spurt previously mentioned, about time. So, I'm here to learn, to ask questions and generally enjoy the fellowship of the natives, so to speak. You'll have to forgive if I don't contribute too much in the way of knowledge.