Hi everybody ! First I want to thanks everybody here, all of you make this place (The Gauge) such a great community ! I've only been here for a fews days but I'm really happy with all the threads I've read and all the information I got ! I've been model railroading for about a year, my N scale layout is really coming along nicely ! For all that time all I knew of was the rec.models.railroad newsgroup. Altough it is very popular and has some good information, I was really sick of all the flaming/wars/insults that happens so often there ... And now I found The Guage ... wich is seems a very friendly place to hang out ! Yesterday I've laid my last spur on my 4x8 N scale layout. It feels so great, I finally finished laying tracks ! About half of the whole layout is already ballasted, and I can now completed the ballsting too ... things are going so fast theses days ... I think I've done more in the last two months than in the previous ten months ! I'm very proud of what I've done yet ... I'm also ver very proud of my website (about model railroading, duh !) it contains lots of pictures of my layout and also somme good informations about modeling. Here are some urls for thoses who would like to visit my site: The home page: http://www.mrrkb.com My layout: http://www.mrrkb.com/mylayouts/axdrr/ (not been updated for a while) The KnowledgeBase: http://www.mrrkb.com/kb/ The knowledgebase containe only two articles (track soldering and track ballasting) but I've put many hours of work in them and I've had many good comments about them ... check it out you may learn something from a newbie Well ... enough for today ... have a nice day and a great weekend !