Hey, guys, Well, I have a few other ongoing threads, on a couple other railroad forums, I thought I'd start one here, too. As I've mentioned on the board here before (in the Milwaukee Road forum), I am a Cancer Survivor (I was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer in December 2008) and I am currently building a 4' x 8' HO layout that I'm going to put up as an auction item for a local Cancer charity (the Relay For Life). The track plan is based on the Black River Junction that is featured on Kato's website, and will feature a shortline railroad - the RF&L - serving a number of agri-businesses (a grain elevator, LP distributor, fertilizer, feed/seed, etc.). The RF&L will also reflect the railroad heritage of Minnesota's Fillmore County (where I grew up), which was served by both the Milwaukee Road and the Chicago & North Western. There isn't a whole lot to the layout right now, it's basically the 1/2" thick, 4x8 slab of plywood with the 1x4 framework beneath it and a coat of primer on everything. (I also have the legs cut, as well as the parts for the lower supporting framework and storage shelf.) I also have the cork roadbed down for the layout and have track laid for the outer oval, the switching lead and the track for the engine servicing area. I still need to lay track for the LP/fertilizer dealer and spur for the grain elevator. Seeing as Friday was "National Take Your Model Train to Work Day," I put the layout (such as it is) on display at the local grocery store where I work not only to promote the hobby (November being National Model Railroad Month), but also to draw attention to the Relay For Life and Testicular and Prostate Cancer (November is also National Testicular and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month as well). A news team from Austin, MN (KAAL) came down to do a story about the layout and the Relay, as did one of the local newspapers. I'm also going to do a write-up in one of the other local newspapers too. I even raised a few bucks for the Relay in the process (as well as a little bit to go towards further construction of the layout). Anyway... I'll keep you guys up-to-date on the construction of the layout and I'll post some pics here in the next day or two.