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Happy 1st Anniversary !

Updated: Mar 23

It's hard to believe that a year has passed since I started this new site!

I've been having a lot of fun sharing information about The Warrenville RailRoad, friend's layouts, tips and projects.

I'm thankful for all of the positive comments received in person, on the website, via email and via posts from my online friends on the OGR Online Forum: ( Home | O Gauge Railroading On Line Forum ( )

I'm especially want to again thank my local friends for allowing me to share their layouts in the monthly "Friend's Layouts" feature. This has been the most popular feature here!

Another thanks goes to the Lionel Operating Train Society (LOTS) for printing part of my From Plasticville "Junk" Comes Unique Buildings blog post in their June 2022 issue of The Switcher print magazine. This is the third time The Warrenville Railroad was featured in an article in The Switcher:

Lastly, I have to acknowledge the Lionel Collectors Club of America (LCCA) whose The Lion Roars print magazine featured an article from this site; One of a Kind Cabooses (Cabeese?) in their April 2021 Issue. This is the second time The Warrenville Railroad was featured in an article in The Lion Roars:

I am amazed to see that Warrenville has had visitors from 32 countries, including: USA, France, England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, Austria, Germany, Czechia, New Zealand, Israel, Netherlands, Italy, China, Viet Nam, Lithuania, South Africa, Norway, Denmark, Mexico, Switzerland, India, Japan, Nepal, Brazil, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Romania, Jamaica, Finland, Philippines and Australia! This data was updated on 3/23/23.

I was surprised to note, in review, that I have written 33 articles for this site in its first year.

Here is a Table of Contents of these blog posts. Updates have been made to most of these posts during the year so you may want to check them out again:

August 13. 2021: Free and Unique Stuff to Use

August 13, 2021: Building a Standard Gauge Diner

August 13, 2021: One of a-Kind Cabooses (Cabeese?)

August 13, 2021: My First Train Layout

August 13, 2021: Upper Level Track Support Tips

August 13, 2021: FAQ's

August 13, 2021: To the World's Greatest Dad (From my daughter who set the site up originally)

August 15, 2021: Lionel Tubular Track Info & Tips

August 19, 2021: Nostalgia

August 22, 2021: PreWar Standard Gauge Upstairs, PreWar O Gauge Downstairs

September 9, 2021: Two Layouts in an Unexpected Space

September 15, 2021: Warrenville's Subway

September 29, 2021: Tis Train Show Season!

October 13, 2021: A visit to Cape Warrenaveral, USA

October 28, 2021: Random Scenes From Around Warrenville

November 4, 2021: "Friend's Layouts" Installment # 1 - Multiple Layouts

November 18, 2021: Home Sweet Home for Warrenville's Citizens

December 1, 2021: "Friend's Layouts" Installment # 2 - Professionally Built layout Then Personalized

December 7, 2021: Where Citizens of Warrenville Work

December 23, 2021: Christmas Layouts Past & Present

January 1. 2022: "Friends Layouts" Installment # 3 - Traditional Fun!

January 15, 2022: Where Citizens of Warrenville Pray and Play

February 1, 2022: "Friend's Layouts" Installment # 4 - A Lionel T-Rail Layout Plus a Lionel T-Rail Track Primer Bonus

February 14, 2022: From Plasticville "Junk" Comes Unique Buildings

February 28, 2022: "Friend's Layouts" Installment # 5 - HO Scale Fun!

March 15, 2022: Some Notable Citizens of Warrenville

April 1, 2022: "Friend's Layouts" Installment # 6 - A Mixed Bag!

April 15, 2022: "Trains is a Winter Sport" - NOT!

May 1, 2022: Friend's Layouts" Installment # 7 - A History Shared by a Good Friend!

May 14, 2022: A Fandor Pre-War Tin Train Set - Something New for Me!

June 18, 2022: Toy Train Print Advertising Fun; Pre and Post War

July 7, 2022: "Friend's Layouts" Installment # 8 - A " TT" Gauge layout

Any comments, suggestions, etc. for the site's 2nd year?

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