I had just gotten back into model railroading in 2012, after my kids all moved out of the house... finally! I took over what had been the boy's bedroom, an enclosed carport. This is now my model railroad / home office. Earlier this year I got the layout to a point where I could have visiting engineers operate. Back a few years, my older son introduced me to DCC via the NCE PowerCab and its easy route to expansion. The electronics end, LED headlights, decoders, all that was easy as I've had long experience with electronics, audio gear, ham radio, and various gear at my work before retiring. I soon met Art Houston of the famous Grande Pacific Railroad which is just 40 miles away from my home. I soon began operating there, and at the Mid South Model Railroad Club in Baton Rouge, and various home layouts around the south. I was able to upgrade to the NCE PowerPro 5 amp system, have added a radio link, and over to my computer to use JMRI for programming. A siding that is just above my computer desk can be toggled to programming, or to connect back to the main. I participated in the Louisiana Rail Run a few years ago, too. So, with my own layout, I hit the deck running. Here's the most recent video. This is all in a 15' x 11' room. I participate in a number of Facebook model railroad groups, but had been looking for regular forums. My older son steered me here.