I was wondering what got everyone turned on to model railroading or rails in general. For me, it's in the blood. Both my grandfather and step-grandfather worked for the railroad. My step grandpa worked in a depot in Falmouth KY on the L&N and then later became a dispatcher. My grandpa worked for the C&O in Ashland KY but had too many jobs to count. He finished his career in the Raceland KY carshops and both grandfathers retired after their roads had been merged into CSX. So needless to say, I saw a lot of trains through them. But the model railraoding bug didn't bite me until 1994 when i saw a copy of Great Model Railroads in a hobby shop. In that issue I saw Gary Hovver's Missouri Kansas and Quincy and I was hooked. Form then on I've been into model railroading and now I've switched to N scale and having lots of fun. So, who or what inspired you?