Well hello fellow seekers after "will it ever be ready" finishing touches. We ( Brian Glen Andy Dave Ernie and me) Have been working once a week at Glens house, on the new portable traction layout since January (phew). It consists of 5 sections 3 X4' X 30" and 2 4'X34" 4 are in line making 16' long with the last one (both 34'') together making an L shape. The Town is in the two 34" sections. So far the boys have most of the long run done with the scenary and the overhead, the station (Witches Hat) is almost ready for the far end. The road work is in and the few rank ups. with 4 weeks to go for its first railway show (Ottawa Railfair) Its going to be a tight squeese. We will have an almost finished layout at least the overhead and switches will be working. The town will sprout buildings grids trees sidewalks car parks ect ect as we grow older. We do have a finished 12' one thats going there as well so with the pole making clinic and such it promisis to be a great 2 days. see you there? Cheers Chris. So go work on the railway!