Well, just before Christmas, one of my Rotary friends suggested I do a talk on Model Railroading as a hobby, (I have it scheduled for later in the spring). Also, a couple of the fellows at my model RR club said that an introductory clinic might be good for some of the other service clubs as well as train show. I decided that since a picture speaks 1000 words, a diorama would speak a whole book for me. I wanted an introductory diorama that was simple yet could be detailed up nicely. In the "Talk" I was writing up I was mentioning how most of us started out with a train running around our christmas tree. So the diorama has two sides, one painted white that will be a run of Bachmann EZ-track, on the detailed side it is a run of flextrack a turnout and a siding. There will be a cover over the entire diorama when I first bring it into the club. At a given time in the talk, I will reveal the smaller section of the diorama. As you can see in the mirror, I will be having the base of a Christmas tree with the train running under it. Then later in the talk, I will unveil the detailed side. Here I am just starting to place the structures so I can judge footprints. This is a closeup of the Tsawwatti Station (I don't know, that is what Robin Matthysen named it). As you can see I am just starting.