I'm just getting back into model railroading after a (40 year or so) break since I was a kid. Back then it was an unfinished Tyco HO layout. This time I wanted to go N scale since I don't want to dedicate a large area. It all started back in August. I was cleaning up the basement and found an N scale set I had used years ago for Christmas scenes on a table. It was based around a Life-Like Li’l Joe set but I had also added some Bachmann E-Z Track. There was also an issue of Model Railroading Magazine from 1993 in the box! Thinking that this could be a lot of fun, I went out and bought a Bachmann starter set. Between that and doing a lot of looking online I settled on a small 2‘ x 3‘ layout using Bachmann track and one of the track plans from their website. I now use that as my practice layout trying various methods of scenery-making. While I was looking around the net I discovered T-TRAK and realized it is just what I want: N scale, modular & portable, I can work on it in small pieces, and has an enthusiastic community. I started with an oval of four corners and two doubles, all Kato Unitrack, based on their Super Chief starter. At the same time I found all those lovely Kato Named Trains and went a little crazy! All the ones I had wanted as a kid: Super Chief, 20th Century Limited, and the Broadway Limited. But those wouldn’t fit on that small oval so I’ve added a bunch more modules. Only one is finished so far. I’m also playing around to see what kind of yard I can fit on my table. I have learned so much from the ‘net, from several Facebook groups, YouTube, and I’ve joined the local club (Northern Virginia NTRAK) although of course I have yet to attend any shows or meetings except virtually. And DCC! Now THAT got me excited! So another purchase (before I discovered Kato or T-TRAK) was the Bachmann Roaring Rails with their E-Z Command DCC. I have not yet bought any higher-end DCC controllers but have already had as many as four trains, two with double-engine consists, on the tracks at the same time! I was grinning like an 8 year-old! I’m looking forward to joining the conversation here.