Really glad you're on board Corey! Despite the fact I'll pass Milepost 75 this coming 4th of July, I still am learning alot about trains myself. Here is a great place to attend the "O Gauge Railroading School of Railroading" with a bunch of fine people who are always ready to help.
A great place to learn more about the Canadian Pacific Royal Hudson is Google Canadian Pacific's Royal Hudsons/Rapido Trains. They are a Canadian model railroad manufacturer who offer HO and N scale trains, most based on Canadian prototypes and offer a real good lesson on the Royals.
Ongoing health issues here on the home front have "derailed" my plans for a layout for the time being. Such is life.
No apologies for being a "newbie", please. Just imagine what it must be when we cross over and meet our Maker? Another journey begins!