An afterthought to my preceeding post ... What is it with model railroaders that they seem to be largely immune from the fascination with machines of destruction? I love perusing the Zealot model railroading forums, some amazing modeling happening there. Yet, for all the variety in eras and types of trains they model, I don't believe I have seen even a single example of anything military. Not a single troop train, armored train, no military cargoes or anti-AA cars, no railway guns or Civil War rail mortars, no military structures or war-themed layouts ... nothing. Yet that hobby is very nearly 100% male. Interesting! Any ideas? One other afterthought ... whatever happened to Lizzie??? A very interesting and capable card modeler!