I started modeling for real in 1995. I farmed at Abernethy Saskatchewan till I was 33. I then went back to school and became a power engineer and have worked in both large fertilizer and heavy oil plants. I am currently retired. I live in Camrose Alberta with my wife Anita and have two grown children.
This is my third layout, the rest had to be taken down before I got to scenery because we moved. I have always modeled HO. I am a member of the NMRA and I am currently the Convention Coordinator for the PNR 6th Division. I am also currently working on my AP certificates. I hope to have 3 (dispatcher, electrical, civil ) competed by Jan 1 2018. In early 2017 I received my Golden Spike award and in 2016 I received the John Marlor award for best home layout. I run operations sessions and am fortunate to have two friends that were both dispatchers for CNR who can answer all my questions. I am a participant in the Northern Rails operations weekend in the Edmonton area http://www3.telus.net/public/ulvestad/NorthernRails
I am also fortunate to be surrounded my so many great layouts and modelers in the Camrose/Edmonton area.
I /we like to garden, golf, ski, snowshoe, fish, curl and boat.
If you have questions you can leave comment or email me dwburton1234 at google dot com
-airbrush all my own models and have done some custom work
-do all my own decaling with both wet and dry
-install all my own decoders in both plastic and brass engines
-molding and casting parts
-scratch build a lot of my models mostly with styrene and some wood
-reasonably good at 2D CAD
-built kits in wood, plastic, brass and resin
-enjoy showing people how to model and answer their questions
-learning how to paint backdrops