I just joined this forum today. My name Doug Tome and I am presently modeling in large scale trains for the past 12 years. I had been in HO for 35 years and decided to switch when I retired. My other hobby is woodworking and I build all my models for my indoor G scale layout. The layout is L shaped 55 ft by 25 ft and is basically a loop with several passing tracks and 2 yards. This fills 3/4ths of our basement. My working career was in logistics. I was involved in all phases of transportation (railcar loading/unloading, truck loading/unloading, air shipments, shipment scheduling) at various levels. My company was a world wide company and I spent a lot of years in overseas shipping via conatiner and air shipments.