well friends i have almost gotten to the scenery portion of building my layout and i just wanted to share some thoughts i've had while reflecting on the experience. model railroading is my favorite hobby, but it is also the most frustrating. during the construction many thoughts came into my head. countless times i tried to hold back swearing because the roadbed and track didn't line up the way i wanted it to. i discovered that soldering is harder than it looks. and track wiring is my least favorite portion of the hobby. i hope the finished product makes up for the frustration.