My friend Bob and I joined forces in building him a 5x7 layout with a Rocky Mountian/Rio Grande Theme. I recently bought a digicam and took some shots to share. We have had 2 work sessions so far, and are making progress! Work sessions are 1 night per week for about 3 or 4 hours so far. We are using the trackplan from Mike Danneman's 5x7 layout for those who are familiar with it. Here is a blank sheet of plywood we started with. You can see the framing in the background we built in our 1st work session. here I am drawing the trackplan onto the plywood using my homemade adjustable compass. (very handy) Bob is making dust! Cutting out the cookie-cutter style subroadbed with a jigsaw. Subroadbed is cut out, spliced, glued, and setting on top of the frame. Next week will be elevation risers, and begin laying cork. We hope to have trains running soon!