When I was a little kid, I had a little circle of track, but I dreamed of getting the Tyco expansion pack that would turn a 4x4 circle into a 4x8 empire. As my bedroom was 7x7, this was a far-fetched dream. However, I dreamed of having two trains running, one in a figure-8 and one oval around that. I even had drawn it up as a kid. Fast forward 25 years, after going to a train show, I pulled out my old box of train stuff that been collecting dust and that layout picture was at the top of the box. My friend showed me the atlas right track software, and drew it up and added some parking tracks. I have made several mistakes along the way, the first of which is using 2x4's for support, but it is sturdy.:thumb: The layout is still not done, but after being "the snowstorm" for several months, it is now starting to look like a layout. If you are wondering why I am working on so many things right now, on Feb 20 is our next club meeting, and it is at MY HOUSE. This is the track plan. This is what the layout looked like for quite a while. Finally I built a mountain and painted it, and I had my first attempt at water. This last picture is when I was working on the camping area. More to come.