I got this layout and a box full of other goodies at a church thrift store in Phoenix. As you can see, they got just about all the track down, and that's it. The story is that it was a father-son thing, but they were moving and mom was tired of seeing it, I guess they didn't work on it much. Mom won. In addtion to the layout, for $250 I got three engines (two like new), nine cars(eight are Atlas), around eight half-finished structure kits (unpained and badly in need of reassembly), lots of track, turnouts, power packs (including a Tech 4/250 and a bunch of other stuff. I think I did well, plus the money went to a good cause. Anyway, I have used Atlas track and turnouts on my current layout and hold it in place with rail nails until balasted. All the rails are PEKO and there are no nail holes in the ties. A question: What do most people use to hold the rails in place? These guys used hot-melt glue, and were a bit sloppy, geting glue on top of the ties and in some cases, not enoght to hold the rail in place. They did a good job on the base and I want to rework the rails and use the layout. It is 36" x 60". Any reccomendations? I'm not too keen on drilling the ties.