Hello to all! I joined the site yesterday. I will be around for time to time. Right now I am on military leave because my wife just had a baby. I am going to hold off on posting a bit until I read around some. Here's a little about me: I am 30-something and an 18 year veteran of the US Army. I have a sizeable collection of post-war (1950's) Lionel, some inherited others bought. But for now that is all it is; a collection. I don't have the room in my home to do a big Lionel/O gauge layout. I do however, model N Gauge. and have a growing PRR themed layout in my house. Occasionally at Xmas, I will set up a typical toy-train type set up around the Xmas tree using my O gauge items to ensure some running time. When I retire from the Army, I intend to return to my home state of Pennsylvania. From there, I plan to establish a huge O gauge setup. I am a true hobby shop junkie. Not just because of trains, but also because I build 1/35th scale military models. I have even considered buying a hobby shop as a second career after the military. From time to time, I may ask questions that seem novice or stupid. That is because first and foremost, I am a collector. My knowledge of wiring and setup are limited to what I learned as a child from my grandfather. I am interested in learning about advanced train control, DCC and others. Meanwhile, a hearty hello from NC.