Old coot, papasmurf from NH here. Was in local, now-defunct HO modular club for about 6 years. One ex-member and yours truly are building[very slowly, due to family commitments, illness, the weather and lack of funds] a portable sectional [as opposed to modular] HO layout, using combo of steel stud and hollow-core door construction, with 17" depth on each side of skyboard and 48" track height. Due to the shallow layout area, many building flats will be used. Using Lenz DCC for power and will run point-to-point on a variation of the dogbone, with continuous running an option. All turnouts to be hand-thrown with operator his own switchman. MAY eventually go to local train shows with layout, maybe giving clinics, as have had lots of experience with that. We're freelancing a ficticious northern NE east-west branchline, running from ME, thru upper NH, VT, into NY with short branch into Quebec, set in late 50's/early 60's era. We are using combo of Fallen Flag, active road locos[B&M, MEC, BAR, CV, CN, RUT, D&H, etc.] and rolling stock, on the premise that we bought what surplus stuff we could find on our shoestring budget. Really like the modeling of Mike Tylick, Lou Sassi and others who model in the same era and geographical area. Was just wondering if anyone here was doing the same? Have one question: What small industry, if any, might have been located near US border in Quebec during our era [lumbering, drywall or plywood manufacturing, gypsum mining, others]? TTFN...Tom.