After continually being frusturated at the club layout, I decided to throw in the towell and build my own layout at home. My wife and I discussed possible locations around the house and we decided the new layout could take some space out of a room that we seldom use all of - the dining room. While at first, I think this will be an eyesore, as soon as I can get some fascia on it and some backdrops, I think the appearance will improve dramatically. So here we go off and running... the neat part is that my wife seems very enthusiastic about this project and wants to jump in and help wherever she can. First, we have the plan. I still have not decided whether it will be DCC or DC. Even on DC I will have the capability of running two trains at once independently. I'm only into switching operations every once in a while. Most of the time I just like to sit and watch 'em cruise through the landscape. Next, you can see my pathetic attempt at benchwork. The whole thing is on wheels allowing me to pull it away from the wall and gain access to that dreaded hidden track along the back. Questions? Have at it! I love feedback. P.S. The little hard to read black numbers indicate (for the most part) inches above or below the MAIN benchwork. In most places, that results in 4% grades. I know, I know, that's a bit much but I'm okay with that and the design and size of the layout require that. Also, the capital letters correlate the entrances and exits of tunnels. Hmmmm.... looks like I am going to have to raise that picture on the wall a bit.