Greetings Everyone! Yes it is true! I am a circus clown. And a train nut. Last Christmas my dad gave me his collection of HO scale circus wagons he never got around to building, and since his hands ain't what they use to be (he's 83 now) he sent them to me to build. That got me going. I found my model building skills to be rusty so I decided to build some buildings from scratch to hone my technique. So far each one is better than the last. My latest is a grain elevator. I love to build with card stock and gleefully collect all cereal boxes, Minute Rice boxes, cracker boxes and one of the best, cigarette tube boxes, and add them to my stock pile. Great to have a selection of thicknesses to choose from depending on needs. I also picked up a toy saw one day at Value Village for six bucks. It needed fixing but works fine now and I can cut balsa wood into 1/32" square stock, or any size I like. Great for details and window frames. So now I am planning my layout. It will be 4' x 6.5' and fold up over the back porch stairs (inside of course) and my wife says I can get going on it as soon as her kitchen counters, bathroom counters, closets, baseboards... is that everything??... are complete. Anyway, it will all be done ....er...yes it will. I'm working on it now. Anyway, keep building and smiling, and I'll more than likely see on Scratchin' & Bashin'