Hi Guys, hamr Well, things seem to be slowing down this summer... so I thought I'd take on a little project for my layout. This little "L" is to sit on top of a corner of my existing layout. It will hide some mainline radii as the original track will disappear into tunnel portals and go under this new, elevated part. Because I am on a budget, there is criteria that is "cast in stone" for this project, making it more of a challenge. I am resolved to use only the track I have in stock, that is one #4 left turnout, two #6's (a left and a right) and a 30 degree crossing. The diagram above , each square is one foot, is the best I can come up with so far. I am open to completely reworking this, or even scraping it, because I could do the hill without any track at all. Maybe having a little steam switcher going back and forth up there would get boring quick? It seems like we could come up with an interesting little module. I'd like it to be a quarry, feeding stone to the mainline below with open hoppers. It will be a fussy job because of the tight spaces. I'd like the module as lightweight as possible (pink foam?) so I can set it in place easily. I've never done anything quite like this before and it begs many questions; How do you attach turnouts and under the table switch machines to foam? Will strips of foam be rigid enough to act as "joist" supports? How do you affix roadbed and track without nails? How can I feather it into the existing landscaping? These are the first questions that come to mind... Anyway, thanks in advance for taking the time to have a look, and maybe sharing your expertise.