I was on this forum when I lived in Kodiak Alaska, posting as Kodiak Island Modeler. I left when my wife contacted terminal Cancer in 2016, and passed in 2017. I had an HO scale switching layout and the an N scale out and back layout, both left behind when I left. I worked as a landscape photographer, but retired when my wife became ill. I've now settled into Hemet California, hence the new name of Hemet Hermit, and am beginning a small layout (4 ft X 10 ft). I'm originally from Oskaloosa Iowa, and model the Midwest, calling my layout the Iowa & Midwest Central, a name that I coined when I was a teenager. Thank you for having me back.