Many thanks to all my visitors who have made this site a success! I have greatly enjoyed receiving comments and answering questions from many visitors and I am very hopeful that that will continue. I am delighted to be able to help in any way that I can.
√Solo Build It, the company that provides the site-building educational materials, easy computer programming tools and the web hosting service for this site, has been a fantastic resource. I surely would not have been able to build this site without its help.
My family has been very encouraging and selflessly uncomplaining about the many long evenings that I have spent in front of my computer over the past several years creating these pages. I owe them a great deal.
I hope most of you have been able to use the information on this site to help in building your own model railroads. If you have found the site useful to you, please consider making a contribution to the site in one of the following ways...
1 - Write a short article (2 or 3 paragraphs) about your experience with model railroading - anything that you think might be interesting to other model railroaders - an educational tip, a railroad station you have visited, a humorous story or a challenge that you have faced and solved.
2 - Send me a photo or photos of rail yards or trains, your layout, your benchwork, or even a map or track-plan of your layout.
3 - Showcase your layout or module or even a great scene that you've modeled that would be listed in the "Showcase" section of this site. All you need is to send 1 or 2 photos along with 1 or 2 paragraphs telling us about your layout or scene. All of us modelers would really enjoy seeing what you've accomplished.
4 - Send in a donation to help defray the cost of web hosting, producing and maintaining the site.50% of your donation will go to the NMRA.
5 - Share this site with others - friends, family and other model railroaders - even the ones that haven't started yet! Send them a link by email. Share a link to this site on your favorite railroad forum or facebook page.
6 - Add a link to this site from your own website. Just enter the following code somewhere on your site:
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