If your thinking of using battery power to run your trains, The Dead Rail Society is here to help! The Website was created by founders Justin Rasas, Mike Pfulb, Dave Balser, Duncan McRee, Pete Steinmetz, Bob Treat, and Jim Noel. There are numerous articles about getting started with dead rail along with an extensive list of suppliers and resources.
Check out the site at http://www.deadrailsociety.com
Doug at Foscale Models has just anounced a new O scale kit offering to be released soon. Foscale Models has been producing some very creative kits in HO Scale for years now. Foscale Models kits are always well designed, full of great tips to produce a great finished model. As soon as any new details are available I will share them.