I really wanted a model railway when I was a kid. I remember my friend's bedroom was in a loft conversion, and there was this huge board that folded down from the angled roof. On it was a massive train set with countryside, hills, valleys, farms, stations, tunnels, junction boxes, and so on. It was amazing!
Oh crikey! I just typed "model railway" into YouTube to see what would come up... And it's INSANE!!! You have to see this:
Well on to something more interesting. If you could build your dream train set what would you model it after? I would model the layout after the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad in Chicago and Indiana in the time frame of the 50's and 60's. I would also run steam era and modern era equipment also.