A big hello from the uk!, my name is brian,but will be using 19th st. as my user name. i`m 38ish,kid free and a postie (mail man) living in the united kingdom,and i`ve been modeling american railroads in HO and O gauges for about 20 years.My last layout which did`nt get passed the running stage was based on the laj in los angeles! I have just started building a small HO layout based around the west bottoms, ninteenith st yard in kansas city mo.I never intended this to start with, as i was going to use david barrows south plains plan for a rock island themed layout, but after a bit of tinkering and reading an article in the 1999 model railroad planning (jim senese`s kansas city terminal) i changed it to the frisco`s operations in the west bottoms. I shall try an start a thead at some point , but first need to buy a digital camera (still using film.) Best wishes to all Brian.