Hello! My name is AJ, and I am addicted to model railroading.
I don't mean to make light of addiction, but I feel that I have long ago crossed the line between obsession and addiction when it comes to model railroading, and I am probably a lottery jackpot away from being featured on an episode of Hoarders. It's been a life-long passion that began when I was two or three years old and would play with my uncle's Lionel trains (1:48 or 1/4" scale) - as push toys, sans track and ZW transformer - on my grandmother's kitchen floor. I was a month shy of turning four when Santa brought me a Lionel of my own. I still have it - and some of my uncle's trains too - along with models in G (1:29), 2-rail O-scale (1:48), HO (1:87.1), N (1:160), and Z (1:220) scales. The majority of it is analogue, manufactured long before the era of Digital Command Control (DCC), but an NCE DCC system and a couple of decoder equipped locomotives have sneaked into the layout room in the past year.
Below you will find lead-ins to the main pages of this section of my website. Enjoy!
From G to Z .... The Confessions of a Model Railroading Addict
My Models ...... A sort-of-up-to-date database of my model railroad equipment.
BV ............. The Pioneering Antebellum Era on the Bedford Valley Rail Road (1/4" scale or larger)
BI-Rail ........ Ultimate Empire Building with BI-Rail (2-rail O-scale)
BTR ............ Breaking The Rules with the Bonne Terre Railway (N-scale)
LOHR ........... Wintry Discontent on the Lake Ontario & Hudson River Rail Road (HO-scale)
MIRY ........... Shortline Blues for the Middletown Industrial Railway (HO-scale)
WNP ............ Autumnal Transition on the Worcester, Nashua & Portland Railway (N-scale)
Founded in 1999, the Proto-Freelance Modelers Special Interest Group has grown to be a 500+ member strong group that helps fellow model railroaders find their own unique blend of fiction and realism for the miniature railroad empire of their dreams. Whether you are modeling a rural branchline of Santa Fe as if it had been spun-off as a shortline, or Penn Central as it would be today were it not for that unfortunate bankruptcy business and Conrail, or the fictional Hoboken, Buffalo & Western - which just happened to occupy the same routes the ERIE used, there is a place for you in the P-FMSIG. There are neither dues nor club politics here, just plenty of model railroading FUN!
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