Hi, I'm new to the forum, but I've beed reading it for about a month now. Great forum! I got a Life-Like double express train set for Christmas. It came with a 4 by 8 figure eight track and a 38" circle track. Both are power-loc tracks. It has 2 seperate trains and 2 power packs. My brother and I are interested in doing a layout. I have some questions I could use some help with, 1> Does Power-loc track have size limitations when doing a layout? What about two trains running in the layout? I don't see how you could solder any more power leads to it. 2> We were thinking of leaving the circle track in the middle of one end of the figure eight track. Then buying swiches or turnouts (I'm not sure which is the proper term) to attach the figure eight to the circle track so we could switch the train off on it. Is this possible? 3> If question number 2 is possible I would have to by power-loc switches. I really don't want to spend money on this track if it's expansion is limited, any ideas? 4> Is it possible to ballast power-loc track to make it look realistic enough for a layout? I hope these questions make sense and thx in advance for your advice.