One of the reasons -- perhaps the main reason -- why I like model trains and real trains so much is because of fond childhood memories of rail-fanning with my Dad and operating his layout. Had my Dad not been such a huge railway fan, I may not have had an interest in trains at all today. Watching real trains, as well as seeing layouts, brings back all of these memories. And now that I have two young sons (and the youngest one, in particular, is crazy about trains), I might be seeing the same thing happening all over again. So I thought I'd toss this question out here -- it will be interesting to see the results. As I was recently thinking about this, I began to realize I have a number of friends who are very similar to me (same age, background, etc.), yet they are not at all interested in trains. Here are my questions for this poll: -- Main Reason: I got interested in trains as a kid and it's probably the main reason why I'm a rail enthusiast today -- Partly the Reason: childhood memories are only one of the reasons why I like trains. There are several others as well -- i.e. similar hobbies or friends influenced me ... -- Not the Reason: childhood memories played no part at all -- I totally became interested in trains as an adult.