Life Happens. Many of you have seen me come and go over the past 16~17 years. 'The Grey and Grandure RR' has experienced many, many, many variations over that time. Each time it has returned a little smaller and by extenstion more 'doable'. I've started many threads and posted 10s of pictures. Well, I'm going to do it differently this time. No Pictures Until Trains are Running. Location: Livingroom Size: 40' around three walls Depth: 18" to 24" Era: All Trains: From steam to Shinkasen Track Plan: Front 6" to 12" - long local point to point freight line with lots of industry, an interchange and some excursion. It also features a copy of my first layout, (Lynn H. Wescott's #4 from 101 Track Plans) Middle 6" to 8" - Dog-bone for continuous running freight, some excursion and several semi hidden staging but no real 'yard' Rear 6" to 8" Double track point to point bullet train along rear. Features Hyper modern city at one end Adobe village at the other One smaller 'town' somewhere Modular industries which can be easily swapped out. Modular hills which can be removed / swapped out Various 'hidden gems' such as 'Dragon's Lair' Birthday Hedge: Light from the windows will be tracked to mark a person's birthday and a small 'monument' will be erected to light up each year on that day at a specific time. Sound: I will be running sound I recorded onto cell phones at different places around the lasyout. Family Participation Everyone will be invited to participate in any manner they enjoy. Carlens, (son-in-law), - Has been very helpful in the construction of the cabinates and such Step-daughter #1 - (mother of my two grandsons), will be making a 'musical bridge'. I'm not sture what she means. Step-daughter #2 - Will be working on the 'hyper-modern' city Grandson #1 - will help with 'JMA', (Jelani's Martial Arts', Teen Tightans Tower' and a 'Pokeymon Reserve'. Grandson #2, (born Dec 2020), has contributed 'baby sounds' for the city. Great Lungs! Laura, Wife / Director of Land Management / CFO: Granted space around the living room, provided funds for the layout, and by asking simple questions saved me from myself over and over and over. There is more but I'll spare you.