I have loved trains for as long as I can remember. I got my first electric train (Marx) when I was 4. Santa Clause had to take them back though, seems throwing them was not the proper way to make them move. At 12 I got a Lionel set for Christmas, and a few days later a surprise Marx set. I have great memories of watching steam locomotives pulling long freights along side the Deerfield River just outside Shelburne Falls, MA. I would sit on my grandfathers lap and count the cars, course I could only get to about 23 or four and granddad would have to take over. Hearing those steam whistles reverberate though the Berkshires was simple awesome. Anyway time has moved on, now in my 70's with a nice 11 foot by 6 foot L-shaped N scale layout. It is loosely based in New England, with the majority of the locomotive power Boston and Maine. I use Kato Unitrack. I know it's not prototypical but it is so dependable.