Gentlemen, Well, that’s it for the Holidays! I hope all of yours were as great as mine. My wife and I spent three weeks up in Chicago with my family so I have been off the board since the 13th of December. Glad to be back! Thanks to my wife and , Sisters and Nephews, I had an “N-Gauge Christmas”. I’ll soon be reporting on the Model Power 4-6-2 with the Vandy tender. I did run it a bit on my old employer’s (Venture Hobbies, Wheeling, Il.) test track and it was SMOOTH! The Vandy tender is unbelievable, just gorgeous. My wife stocking stuffed one of Kato’s power units. It runs like a Kato should and I’ll soon be turning it into a Climax logging loco. I was also supposed to get a MDC 2-6-0 but Don (the owner of Venture Hobbies) has that one on order. While I was at the shop I also ordered a MP Vandy tender which I plan to “bash” onto a Bachmann 2-8-0. I plan to cover the Vandy and Kato power unit bashing on “The Gauge” so if you have an interest keep watch for that. It is nice to be back and I look forward to perusing “The Gauge” and staying in touch with all of you great N gauge railroaders! Happy New Year!!!