that my ballast went so well. I have learned so much from this site and the NMRA website. I love the internet. I can find help on anything. This site in particular has helped me avoid pitfalls. I always read up on anything that I am doing and this site has been a wealth of information. Thank you very much guys and gals of this site. I will post some pictures at some point. My next phase is making the landforms and I plan to use chicken wire and paper mache. I have wanted to build an in depth model RR since I had trains when I was a little kid. I finally bought a house and have a decent basement for a layout. It is HO and only 10' by 4', but it is exciting for me. The internet is a great resource and I encourage everyone to help other members if they have unanswered questions. Thanks again everyone. I look forward to your help on the rest of my layout.