This will be my running thread for my layout. My layout will be loosely, maybe very loosely, based on the Waynesburg Southern, a piece of the MGA mine district that runs from Waynesburg, PA down into West Virginia and serves Federal #2, and Blacksville #1 and 2 mines. A link to the history of the rails can be found here: http://www.wvrail.railfan.net/mga_past.html A little about me: I am 36, married this past April and expecting my first child next May. I work for an aerial mapping firm drawing maps for civil engineers. You wouldn't be suprised how much this helps in making realistic layouts. Our biggest clients are the coal companies, and I get stuck waiting for the coal train to pass about twice a week, so naturally, I'm interested in coal railroading.