I definitely consider my back patted. Thank you, all of you, so very much for the surprising response. What a swell bunch! Of course the "free" time I've had allowed me to attend to the rebuild of BonkyRail Lines, a.k.a. BRL, and I've attached a little pick of the first run around the inner loop. Outer not done yet. Somehow I've got to figure an easy way to make a grade for the outer, western loop without spending any money. Once that's done I'll get to soldering those flex lengths and finish this puppy. Got a deal on cork roadbed - 50 cents a length for Model power cork. Traded in some LEDs for it. It's not the good stuff and it's not consistent, but it'll do in this pinch. The trains run real well now and I'm pleased with my flex soldering - what a difference! Adiós Amigos!