Lance Mindheim models urban industrial switching railroads and presently has three layouts. The “main” layout is based on CSX’s Downtown Spur in Miami. He also has two smaller layouts, one based on the Los Angeles Junction and the other a proto free lance version of the Bush Terminal in Brooklyn. He writes frequently for the hobby press and is the owner of The Shelf Layouts Company, Inc. (www.shelflayouts.com) a custom layout building and design firm. Lance lives in Silver Spring, MD and has one grown son, Zachary, who often accompanies him to model railroading events.