Name is John Kistenbroker, site handle is trilbyman. Live in Trilby, Florida - about 30 miles north of Tampa. Got started into trains 70 years ago - grandfather operated a tower 30 miles west of Chicago and my dad would take me out in the middle of the night to go to the tower. Watched him count cars on the way into Chicago and telegraph the data into Chicago - I guess that was to let Chicago know how much space to give the train. Started with Christmas Lionel layouts - sporatically messed with layouts - got more serious 30 years ago with HO in an outbuilding in Tennessee. Filled up the building and went thru the normal progression of making bigger and bigger and then started getting smaller and smaller. Went to N scale in Florida - started big and again got smaller - started using Fast Track turnouts - latest layout is about 30 by 40 inches. Now I'm getting into Z scale and will stay small probably. Starting with a double oval and progressing to a folded dogbone.