Has anybody besides me read the book? This was the book mentioned on the Sunday Morning TV segment about model trains. After reading a few pages, I didn't think I would like it; but then I really got into it and found it very enjoyable. Especially when he started talking about my hero John Allen and the Gorre and Daphetid. He even taught me how to pronounced it. I think he expresses very well what a lot of us have experienced in the hobby. I am trying to decide if I like him or not because he has the money to: 1. hire a carpenter to do the wood working on the layout. 2. hire an electrician to wire his layout 3. hire a experienced train modeler to assist him and lend his expertise. 4. buy a new steam locomotive everytime he visits the LHS. 5. afford but passes on purchasing an out-of-print $200 train book from the Red Caboose in NYC. Not to worry his wife surprises him and gives it to him for Christmas. PS: I checked the book out of the local library. I won't tell you anymore. I am on page 92 of 217. I guess I shouldn't be jealous of people with lots of money.