I am returning to the hobby after a long time away. I am new to craftsman kits but I am enjoying working with wood - and making it look ugly! :-) One thing that has surprised me over the last few weeks is that I enjoy building structures so much that I have almost forgotten that they are supposed to appear in the context of scale trains as well.
This week I've been visiting websites acquiring tools and I've made the first of many trips to one of our local home center stores for spray paint and what-not. I am semi-retired, having been a software developer and database designer for about 33 years. I am now pastor of a small church in the Chicago suburbs and a seminary student. Working on structures is my favorite thing to do in my moments of spare time.