Okay, a few of you know me from my "Converting EMD GP7 to EMD NF210 " thread. While I am creating my NF210, it is time to start my layout. This is a project with my father. I have some experiance with layouts, and a fair bit with building model airplanes. We have been discussing the size of the layout today, I was suggesting a 4'x6' layout, he wants to do a 4'x8' simply cause the plywood comes in 4'x8' sheets Whatever the size of layout, the plan is to get some plywood, mount folding legs on it, then build it up with foam. We are from Newfoundland, so we are loosely agreed that it should be a Newfoundland scene. Occasionally he says stuff that sends shivers down my spine... things like 'we could use legos to make houses... they have pretty cool legos out these days' or 'astro turf would look great as grass'... I want to do this scene justice, but I think he just wants a trainset to play with for a week But I am dedicated to this project, and with my great internet searching skills, we should beable to fake our way through it all! Okay, some inspiration pictures. I havent decided on a track plan yet, but it is going to have a waterfront along the entire front of the layout. I have a copy of XTrkCAD, and once I figure it out... I will post something.