It's been about two years since I first got on this board and started asking questions about layouts and wiring. When the railroad ran out of funds, I was laid off from May 02 till April 03, I have still browsed this board just waiting to be able to get back to work. Since the funds have recently allowed me to start working the rail again I have so much to do and now no time to do it. I'll find time here and there though. I started my bench work with a 4x8 sheet of 3/4in plywood. then used 1x4's for the frame and put some casters to help access the other side. As soon as I started I found that I "had " to have a little more track so I added a 2x4 foot extension. I just recently, last few weeks used foam in a can for landscaping base. I have a little tweaking to do on the inner loop, one of my SD40's is getting a wheel over the rail in one direction. Then it will be time to paint a ground base and start the ballast and ground cover. I have to give the biggest thanks to shamus since he helped me so much on the wiring. Once I finally understood how it worked it was a breeze. Then a thanks to everyone here since I have taken a lot from what everyone has put in. I have some pics I'm going to attach or at least try. Then as I get more details I'll try and get better at the photography side of this, cause that's fun too! I'll be talking to you guys here and there in the future. Thanks again to all.