I started my original layout, a simple loop in my backyard.
It sure helped to have battery powered locomotives to start with.
I acquired a number of kits and the Bachmann Anniversary edition 10 wheeler.
I continue to build more models to populate the layout.
I keep all of my buildings, but slowly convert my rolling stock fleet to 1:20.
This is the year that I started a complete rebuild of the layout as we had fenced in the entire back yard which gave me a lot more room for the railroad. In May, I tear up the old layout and start the new one. The old one used AristoCraft sectional track, the new one uses AMS flex track.
I build the boxcab, a speeder shed, a GRAMPS tankcar, an all styrene boxcar, a turntable, some bridges and trestles, and I design and build some switchstands.
This year I redid the body of the motor car, built a reefer and a logging caboose, develop my magnetized glad hands, built a bank, Salmons Produce, McCown Freight, Hardware and Cafe, and a yard office, and also built 2 PNG drop bottom gondolas for Doug. I win a White Pass & Yukon tank car from Garden Railways.