HI everyone. I'm new here, and need some suggestions and advice. I'm just starting my new layout. I've done 2 smaller HO layouts in the past for my kids, but now, I'm ready to do something bigger, for me. I've got an 8X16 table, plus another 4X8 I can add-on, or cut into sections for running along the wall, plus lots more space to expand later on. I'm planning on combining ideas from a couple of standard 4X8 layouts for my switching and yards, and then using everything else for long runs for the passenger trains and big boy freights. This will be a late 40's/early 50's era. I plan on lots of mountainous country and perhaps a logging company out on the far reaches of the layout. I want to be able to run 3 or 4 trains at once. How big of a transformer should I consider? Any advice on the kind of track to use? How wide do the curves have to be to accomodate the Big Boys? Any opinions on the Bachmann EZ Track, and the LifeLike track? Thanks for your time. I look forward to be part of this forum.