|Kathleen's Dad was a railway postal worker. The Missouri Pacific railroad ran|
through her hometown of Martin City, MO.
If you think you want to do realistic scenery, things like painting walls or backgrounds should be considered before you install a table. Again, easier to do it initially than be crawling over the table one it is installed.
Then, the dirty little secret of model railroading: Almost nothing in a brand new catalog is available when the catalog is released. There is usually at least a six month lag. So, be looking planning from 2011 and 2012 catalogs, not the new 2013 versions.
I'm a big fan of patronizing your local train store rather than saving a few dollars online. Your local train store can be a great source of advice.
This is the final installment our pre-Christmas series. Hope you have enjoyed the series on model railroading!