Hey all. Four or five years ago I got interested in model trains and decided to build a 4x8 foot N scale layout. Well, for some reason or another, that didn't last long and over time, I just had a big 4x8 foot table with a 1/4 finished layout taking up space in my room. Well, I took it down and life moved on. Did a lot of things and now I'm 22, over-worked already and suddenly I get the train fever again. I looked in my closet, opened some boxes and found a bunch of my old train stuff. So I decided to start my own modular layout, and do small sections that I can put together over time. That way I don't jump into a huge project and get overwhelmed again (I've put more thought into it now than I did before). Well for the past week of planning what I am going to do, I started up a little 14x36" module to see how things go. I was planning on not spending much money and just using what I had leftover from years before, but after looking online at all the cool expensive stuff in the online stores I never knew about, a tear in space-time ripped open in front of me (completely contained within my room), and sucked all the money out of my wallet. But somehow I ended up with receipts for three or four online stores stating packages were on the way. Anyway, I thought I would just make an introduction here and hopefully get to know some of you guys. I have finals next week but after that I'm going to get my first module going. I've been reading a lot on these forums and got a lot of useful information. I always take tons of pictures of anything I work on so I'm sure I'll flood this forum with shots of my progress. And in case you haven’t noticed, I talk a lot Oh yeah, I've always been a big steam fan, so yesterday I bought a 2-6-6-2. Not the best decision I ever made considering the cost and I am just getting into the hobby really, but heck... that engine rules! (I really wanted a 2-8-8-2 but that is a bit too much money for me right now.