as you all may know i'm currently working on a layout and having fun with it. I have been thinking about a small but large layout that is able to be hung from the wall in the living room. I dont have anything drawn up yet but try to immagin this in your head. Lets take a wall say 14' in length. Put a heilix on eather end constructed like boxes covered with some sourt of panneling. The boxes would be about 2' deep by 3" wide and 2' tall. They could be used for shelvs to stor the wifes snow globs and other crap to make her feel happy and crap.... The panneling would have an access door to get to a derailment. ok, now that we have a helix on eather side of the room in the corners just connect them with two shelvs. 2' deep by 8' or what ever the width of the room is. one shelf would be at the bottom of the box and the other would be at the near top od the helix box. I would manage to make 2 tracks on it with a to and from turnout in a few places. With the basic layout in place i would than make the background. For my background i would make buildings "stores and such" and take people that have made a diffrance in my life and give them there own business. Like "Dickinson moving systems john's electronics, joe's garage ect......." I would also construct the whole thing to be portable incase i would ever want to move it to another room, so i would make it up in blocks about 4 to 5 foot long. I would use dowle pins to hold and alighn the shelvs so i wouldn't have to ever cut the track to move the layout. Let me know what you all think, let me know if any of you have ever tried this.