I've a dilemma to solve. Seems my wife has pretty much decided to move her office out of the upstairs to the guest bedroom. The apparent end to sleep-over visitors not withstanding, this affords me an opportunity to expand the layout further than expected. So I spent a couple hours making a newer and larger design for that amount of space. I know, you're asking, "what's the dilemma?" the original rebuild - 5' x 9' no benchwork, only expansion / $50 materials & $250.00 for track. CLICK TO VIEW the newer and larger rebuild - 12' x 10.2' (give or take) $325.00 for track + unknown materials (maybe $200) / requires all new benchwork that isn't square and may be beyond my woodworking skills CLICK TO VIEW THE DILEMMA IS - I really want the big one, but don't think I can (or should) take it on. I'm only one guy working all alone on this. The money isn't really available for that much now and I want to run some trains asap. But if I go with the smaller, which I can do much sooner and for less, will I regret not getting the big dog not far down the line? SEE????