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 Posted: Mon Feb 18th, 2019 02:05 am
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Larry G



Joined: Wed Jun 15th, 2016
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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Lionel was my starting point as it was for many of us.
Then came my introduction to HO scale. An older kid next door was building a layout in HO.
Eventually, I made the switch to HO.

Then came girls, marriage and a family.
Buying our first house gave me a "L" shaped space in the basement.
I started an N scale layout back when it was called trebleO.
Then I built a 3'x5' On30 switching layout.
This layout was used for the switching contest during the 1969, NMRA nat. convention.

Next came my 3'x5' On2 switching layout.
About this time we decided to move to a home siting on a lot large enough to build a ride-on railroad.
I managed to lay 300' of 7 1/2" gauge track and construct the operating under frame of a battery powered diesel outline locomotive.
A divorce ended that project.

After some time had passed, I meet my present wife and we bought a home with a very small back yard.
So, what scale did I decide to go into next, G scale outside, of course.

Then I retired in 2006 and we moved to the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Back to HO scale and a good size urban layout.
The large home we had bought was becoming difficult to maintain so we downsized to a twin home.
I rebuilt my HO urban layout as a switching layout this time.
Lost interest in that before it was finished.

I made the decision to switch scales once again.
This time it would be Gn15.

And this brings us up to date.

Larry Gant


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