While my primary focus is in HO scale, I have acquired a few pieces of G gauge throughout the years, some even as freebies from sources looking to unload some cheap bachmann stuff. I finally got around to laying a loop of track a few weeks back. Originally, this loop was going to be out in the middle of the yard, but after an incident involving a lawnmower (the lawnmower lost the battle against the brass rail by the way), it was moved up in front of the house here, a location where the lawnmower never ventures :teeth:. This is a very basic loop of LGB brass track and is DC powered, or at least, will be, I haven't gotten quite that far yet. Overview of the layout from the North end. The DRGW reefer was used to test trackage when I "leveled it", however as I found after my attempts at getting steam to run failed, the ground in this area actually does slope at a diagonal angle from the far back to just next to the rock at the end there. Thus I had to go back and re-level the trackage when I install track feeders. When I used a pair of jumpers to temporarily power the track, the goose actually did run halfway decent, same cannot be said for a certain ten-wheeler. A slightly different angle, I noticed after I shot the photo that the ground and trackage does slope dramatically in one direction. Nice thing is I have about 2 Tons more of the ballast that I used, so going back and leveling everything shouldn't be too hard. I also intend on soldering some rail joiners with a torch (don't worry, I didn't forget about heat expansion and contraction) and adding some feeder wires for DC track power in the next week or so. Night shot of the layout. My mother collects solar lights, so when I started layout construction I went out and spent some money on a bunch of solar lights (the ones with the blooms under them in this photo). The area looks very nice at night and also makes testing and operating at night a little easier!