You’ve likely thumbed his articles in Model Railroader magazine. Maybe you’ve even seen him in front of the camera on Trains.com Video and MRVP before that, showing you tips and techniques while building his signature Bona Vista layout. Perhaps you even spotted him live broadcasting at Trainfest. Now, get to know the story behind how master model railroader Gerry Leone got into the hobby and how the Bona Vista came to be! A longtime subscriber turned contributor, Gerry talks all about how Trains.com is the go-to resource for modelers — from the archives to the extensive video library. Learn more about our 30-day free trial if you’re not already a member.