Richard Figone


How did I get into trains and why?

The first train set I was exposed to was a Lionel set when I was eighteen months old. Since I was very careful, my parents bought me my first set when I was four. I still have almost all of the pieces of that original set.

For the next twenty years I would set up track around our Christmas tree, or run trains on a temporary 4 x 8 sheet of plywood. I moved to San Diego in the mid 1990's and began to get more serious about model trains. In December of 1999, my friend and I began the Poway Station Model Railroad Club. Several years later I began a home layout and enjoy working on that in my spare time.