I am fortunate enough to be friends with a GREAT model railroader. Dave L. is one of the best modelers I know. His Canadian National / Ontario Southern HO scale model railroad is an example of one of the finest detailed models you’ll ever see.
Whereas Dave models an era and style that I don’t, it’s hard not to find inspiration. Inspiration can come from even a walk in the park. The water tower in the picture above, was scratch built out of items Dave found while he and his wife were out for a walk.
I hope you find the inspiration you need to get started building a model railroad yourself.