I've got a multi-part quesrtion for those who have been around the scratchbuilding block: When you are working on a project and you run out of a certain size wood you need, or other materials, and you can't acquire what's needed for a while, do you: 1. Continue working and improvise with what you have because of a need to finsih the project? or.. 2. Set it aside and wait until you can get what you need, and start another ptoject? Just looking for opinions I guess. Lately, it seems, everything I start I have to abandon because I am missing something needed to continue. On a similar subject, where is a good source for scale basswood, that might be (hopefully) cheaper than buying it at the local hobby shop? The stuff I've been using is from Northeastern Scale Lumber Inc. The problem is that it costs around $2 for about 10 1-foot strips, which can get quite costly if you want to build something entirely out of wood....lika a trestle or covered bridge. Ideas??