About the Author
Jim Spavins has been a model railroader and railfan since 1993 whose main interest is building modules and has built many over the years. Over a 15 year period, he built over 100 modules along with the permanent layout based on the Northeast Corridor featured in this book. He is a former columnist for the magazine Model Railroad News where he wrote for three years from 1999 to 2001. He has also had model railroad design ideas featured in Model Railroader magazine. While attending college at Rensselaer, he was actively involved with the Rensselaer Model Railroad Society and served as an officer 3 of the 4 years he was there.