Sorry if this is a tired subject, but, do any TB members know exactly what model RR club he belongs to ? Or does he not ? What an oddity it would be to belong to a MRR club an have Buffet as a member who's a ' realroarder ' ( my little name for the 1:1 guys ) and, has no problem paying club dues..!! Dang, if I were he I'd just hop on the real one and or buy, refurbish, and run a large steam engine like 3751...1:1 scale model railroader !!