I have found that my layout while under construction has became a big 20'x9' table to collect clutter, to the point where I cant run trains. It would be fairly easy to clean it up, but it is hard to finf the motivation. Lately as I have began the scenicing process, I am finding room on the table is filling up faster since I dont want anything on the sceniced areas. I have discovered a way that helps me get the cleanup started. I ran a junk train. It consists of all of my operating gondolas a flat car, and a open hopper. every car has a purpose, one collects nails (that once held down the track and roadbed) one screws, one collects small parts that have uses, small pieces of trash in another, etc. I find this to be an interesting way of operation, and a way to get stuff done. The train goes back to the yard where the supplies are sorted. Just thought this was a fun idea that might be adapted to help some of you accomplish a long awaited and dreaded job. Here are two pics of my junk train.