Boy it's been awhile since I've been on the BIG BLUE BOARD.... 1590 members now! Holy smokes...Glad to see everyone's still here and a whole buncha new folks too!!! The posts and pics sure look gooood. Sorry I haven't been around much so here's my lot of excuses. 1.) Wife taking college classes on-line so not much 'puter time for me. 2.) Working 55 hours per week 3.) It's too darned nice OUTSIDE to be INSIDE in front of the monitor!! Recent history: Totally dismantled a double deck monstrosity layout that I would get finished in about 30 years and settled on a nice, quite manageable, 5x9. Track is laid, wired and ballasted. All basic hydrocal is in place, buildings are being wired with lights and the greenwork and foliage work is under way. Trains run fine and my 6 year old loves to run them with me. I'm a happy camper now!!! Have a great night folks!!! Matt--Hershey, Pa.