So the model railroading has taken a sideboard while we try to get a couple rooms painted in the house.
Saturday I went to an estate sale.
The homeowner had an HO-scale layout (what was left of it, anyway) in his basement.
They also had a large amount of HO-scale buildings and rolling stock left - but at the time I arrived (8am) they were unwilling to budge on the prices.
They also had dozens of years of Model Railroader and Railroad Model Craftsman magazines.
For at least the last month, I've been looking forward to going to my first train show in almost twenty years.
Last night at dinner...
Wife: So what are you doing tomorrow while I'm at work?
Me: Going to that train show in Maryland
Wife: Nice! Brother going with you?
Me: No, he's sick
Me: And I don't know any other train people.
Wife: What about the guy you geocached with?
Me: He's in CT this weekend with
Work has been stupid-busy so I really haven't had a chance to do much of anything.
It also doesn't help that on 2/28 I sliced my thumb pretty badly while changing the windshield wipers on my car. Since it hasn't healed yet, I can't do any repairs on the stuff I've picked up, let alone any major construction.
On Saturday 3/12 I moved some stuff around and cleared off a table in the basement. I'm expecting this to become my layout and work area. Only problem: no nearby power.
So the wife got home last night and asked what I did with my Sunday.
Since I had a migraine yesterday, I convalesced most of the morning. I got tired of sitting on my ass so I decided to first take down the Christmas tree. Then I managed to also sweep the first floor and do a decent cleanup job.
But I showed her what I'd worked on the night before.
This is not an exact replica of what I tacked down onto the foam board (the bottom wave is different)
The first hobby shop I went to (Sattler's Trains in Westmont, NJ; sorry for the Facebook link, they don't have a website) the proprietor was relatively nice. However, his wife treated me like a hooligan and kept hovering around me. I guess they're not used to patrons under 50. I picked up a couple magazines but nothing else.
The second hobby shop (AAA Hobbies, Lawnside) was the one with the motorized display case mentioned from Christmas 2015. I couldn't get any help here, as