The pictures that Tyson Rayles, & Sumpter250 have been posting have gotten me to consider expanding my little N scale empire. I've included a picture of the layout as it is right now, so I can kind of explain what I'm considering. This layout is basically built inside of a box, with a "window" through which to view it. At this stage you can see a ho;e in the rear left for trains to enter, & exit the scene. Originally, I was planning to have a simple unscenicked plywood shelf, beyond this opening, on which I could stage trains. Now I'm thinking, in addition to the staging area...beyond it to the left...I could construct another "box", linked by rail to this one. On the new one though, I'd like to have a more rural theme. While the dimentions would be roughly the same, the scenic treatment would be very different. I'd like to have a river crossing as the focal point, with lots of trees & hills. The track plan would be very simple, a single track main, a runaround track, Maybe an interchange, & maybe a single spur leading to some type of rural industry, like a feed mill. I might even have room to portray a small farm, or maybe a couple of houses along a country road. Because it would be scenicaly isolated from the other, more industrial "box", it could realistically represent an area many miles away, rather than a few feet. Anyway, this is still in the "pipe dream" phase. It's just that I've been inspired by these other guys modeling all the trees, water, & countryside, & it's got me fired up wanting to try some of that. I welcome any, & all opinions.