A big thanks to everyone here on the Gauge for inspiring and helping make progress as an HO modeler. I'm on my third re-build in the basement in 5 years and here are some pics of the first corner that is nearing completion. The buildings are Walthers but I used several techniques/ideas I picked up here. I took input on the track design and how it would line up for operations. The covered lumber loads are printed on paper and folded to the shapes you see as suggested by a fellow Gauger. The Coke machine was a project suggested here as well. I took someone else's advice on the concrete weathering, on the colored ends of the lumber, etc. and so on. I want to add more and more detail to the scene but am very interested in your opinions as what things you might add and where. The next detail I hope to add is a fork lift handling some lumber and I'm guessing the workers probably drove their vehicles to get to work. ???? If you're new to the hobby like I am, I suggest you tune in here, keep up with current posts that interest you and then spend some time searching all the old ones. It really is a great community of modelers.