Hi everyone, i started my layout the fall of 2002. I went out and bought some lumber and started buildling my first layout on my own! when i got all the bottom layer bench work done, i started 2 lay down the bottom layer mainline and yard! It didn't take long until i realized that i needed to increase my radius in my yard and that i should try and straighten out that pesky s curve! so i spent the rest of that year rearrangeing my stageing and mainline tracks on the bottom layer! Now i have finally convinced my dad 2 let me make a lift out section in front of my door! This decsion now lets me change my layout so that my minimum radius is increased from 22" to 24" and eleminates the big loop over my bed! Here is some picts attached of my future plans and some photos of my layout about 1 month ago(no grades) and my current layout before i start tearing it up!