Jim Allen was bitten with the train bug at an early age. He grew up with Lionel trains snd collected them for years. He was never satisfied with the look of 3-rail trains but access to and knowledge about 2-rail was not available to him. In the early 1990's he had the opportunity to visit two O scale 2-rail layouts in the same night. He was instantly hooked and the rest is history. He is an active member of a local O Scale group that participates in local all scale train shows and promotes O Scale 2-Rail whenever he can.