Any of you remember what got you into model railroading? I mean away from the oval sets from christmas and into the grand scale of it all. Not that christmas ovals are bad!!! :thumb: My first taste of model RRing was when I was about 8 our Mailman (back when mailmen walked the neighborhood delivering to your door ) saw that I had a oval setup in the living room. The next day he brought me my OWN issue of Model RailRoader!!! Since Wal-Mart didn't carry it then, this was a big deal! I was hooked worse than I could ever imagine! I remember the main layout pictorial. It was a diesel era C&NW setup. Thats when I made my first N scale layout. A double oval with crossovers and a small yard in the middle. Was pretty good for a 8 to 9 year old. Ran C&NW. What about you guys?