This is a little different than my typical model train video. In this one, I take you “behind the scenes” and show you what my house and my train room look like when I don’t have a big model train layout set up throughout the house.
I show you my stockpile of G-scale track and switches, and talk about the high cost of purchasing these items. This is far from an inexpensive hobby! I keep all the boxes from my model train equipment… especially in light of the fact that we’ll be moving to our dream house four months from now. You’ll see where I store the boxes, and I’ll show you the boxes from some LGB, MTH, and Piko brand model trains that you have probably seen in my videos.
Of course, I use the oversized Electrovoice RE20 microphone that has become something of a trademark in my videos. I learned to love these microphones in the days when I used to work in radio. I had to give up on radio in 1990, since it didn’t pay very well and I had a family to support. Getting a “real job” was one of the best things that ever happened to me, but that big mic is a fond salute to my old days in radio.
I enjoy reading all the comments that people post in reaction to my videos… so you are definitely encouraged to leave comments. And if you’re a big fan, join my Facebook group for even more interaction with me and the inside story on what I’m up to.
You don’t need to tell me how badly I screwed up the metric measurements about two minutes in to the video. I said the standard 1-foot-long piece of straight track is 150mm. Nope! It’s 300mm. And every metric length I quoted after that was 50% of the real number. Numerous people set me straight the first day this video appeared on YouTube. Leave it to an American to bungle a bunch of metric measurements like that!
If you’re interested in actually spending some time with me in person, you’re invited to join me on a group cruise in 2021. I’ll actually be leading two group cruises… one to the Caribbean in February of 2021, and one to Alaska in July of 2021. Details are at l