Well I laid the track (ho triple loop with 4 turnouts) wired everything and even did 3 cab control circuits. While i think its a nice feat for a beginner, I think I made the biggest beginner error of them all! I just discoverd that the town I live in was named after and had a very influential person in the railroad history. Avirill Harriman, is the man who got the Erie railroad connected to this town. Middletown, Goshen, Chester, (farms) Monroe, (only the most well known cheese factory at the turn of the century!!), and Harriman, know for its coke mills and Harriman's private line itself. I am truly a chucklehead! Anyway I'm finding that making my layout into the town of Harriman is not going to be true to life or accrate in the rail layout. So I sit here wondering do I do it all over?, or do I work around this grave error. I have learned a great lesson though. My local hobby shop owner is a wealth of information! He belonged to a historical society and actually built a railroad of this area for a museum town (museum village, NY of course). And he actually worked for the harriman family. Well live and learn. I guess don't always shop on the internet, research your project if you think your going to go over the top, and visit your local hobby shop. Thanks for letting me vent.