I have not been around for quite awhile... Life got real busy. But things are finally starting to slow down a bit. I moved in to a new house about 2 weeks ago and now have a dedicated train room. It is 11'6" x 10'6" and has a huge walkin closet(staging yard). Over the next couple of years I will start constructing a new (yet unplanned) N-scale layout. Just for grins, here's a rough sketch of the room and rough benchwork plans: Under the layout will be a smaller HO scale dogbone for my 6 year old daughter's train to run... I have been given permission to cut through the walls to the closet to bring tracks in and out of staging... I've actually been given free reign to do just about anything I want in this room. (And the garage too... WOOOHOOOO!) The plan is to make all the benchwork and lighting all look professional like furniture... and make this room a showpiece... I hope that I have it in me to do. Anyway... Just thought I'd give a little update on what's been up... I've missed everybody.