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Hello all. My name is Daryl. I live in Chicago. I'm in the beginning stages of starting my freelance HO layout the "Princeton Central Road". :) That was the easy part. Now where do I get started??? < "The big head scratcher! I look forward to any insight offered and the opportunity to share my progress with the community.



junk collector
Welcome Daryl from Chicago! They might already have a railroad in chicago.......I think :confused:........but anyway I'll check on that..........and.....but you could still put one in your basement or.....basicly wherever you have room.......and they're fun! :)

Gary B

The Fox Valley Railroad
Welcome Daryl from a fellow Chicagoan. We sure don't need more railroads in Chicago (Blocked crossing capital of the world), but another model railroad is more than welcome.

Burlington Bob

Well-Known Member
Welcome to the Forums, Daryl. This is a great place for model railroading. You might want to check out Model Railroad Hobbyist, which is a free online magazine with many good articles as well as back issues available. Well worth checking out, if you haven't already. Don't be a stranger!
LOL!!! Rail fan and Gary B you are absolutely right about that one. Thanks for the welcome wishes. I promise not to tie things up too much. I'll use under and over passes wherever I can to keep things tidy!:). Burlington Bob thanks for the resource. I will check that out. I will be posting my vision of the PCR in the layout section. I welcome your inputs as well as any others as I have no idea where to begin.

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