Have been busy lately, working on an expansion of the garden railroad. In progress now, is yard work in front. Setting landscape blocks in and filling with decent topsoil. The plan is to expand the backyard layout, to the front yard as well. In addition to enlarging my curves from an 8 foot Diameter, to a 10 foot diameter. About half the grass from the front has been removed. Maybe half of a decorative retaining wall is done. Have 20 more blocks to start installing, leveling etc...And another 20 or so more after that! Got blocks this afternoon, and just under 1600 pounds of dirt. With another 5 truck loads anticipated! Did layout some track, so I could get retaining wall lined up. And, because I could NOT wait, I pulled out a DRGW narrow gauge passenger car and placed it on the track! Have been getting looks from any/every one that passes by. Watching progress as it takes place. Probably wondering one thing: What is that @#$%&* fool up to?? :we-rolleyes: Wonder what reactions will be, from those passing by, once I actually have trains running? Whether it be the MAC, the GP40's or the K. At this point, moving 1600 - 2000 pounds of topsoil, ALONE, is work! Gonna be interesting though, as I'm planning on a big hill, in the middle of one curve, that'll be about 18-20 inches tall. Maybe a tunnel on back side. Not sure on that yet. And a dry river, until it rains! Gonna be rerouting roof downspouts. Creating a couple of small creeks for them, merging into one, just before passing under mainline. Gotta grab camera from Mom, since she's the one with photos of current progress. Will try and get photos of current progress uploaded Tuesday. Hope vacation time first week of June is good. Hope to get a lot more done. Including a complete, though temporary, loop of track in place. That way, I can run stuff in front OR in back. Until both sections are joined together! Anyway, after 2AM now. I think I'm gonna crash for the night. Finally!