here are the beginings of my new budget layout. The layout is a simple lima bean shape. It is half farm half prarie. Materials used are scrap osb, fake fur, balsa wood for scratchbuilt barn, three peices of flextrack and equivalent cork roadbed, left over cows and unused farm hose, and left over grass balast etc. Basicly all I baught was the fur. now for pictures. I started out with a board 3 ft by 2 feet, that was already cut. Then I glued the foam onto it and carved it out. It is the bead type but I have a good dust collector for wood turning so i did not have to worry about the mess. Then the track was laid, fur was died, installed and blended. The fence was installed, buildings placed, pond and stream location carved out, and plowed field installed.