Well off we go. I started laying down some basic ballast and terrain (needs major finetuning) but for right now i need to get the base cover to stick so i can add details without the whole thing shifting. Like layers of paint pretty much. Anyhow, the hinges will be covered with buildings, so will the wires, i will have 2 loops, one for the ascend another for the decend (out of view to the right) and i might put some towns in them or something. That is the least of my concerns. I've simplified the depot by removing the sidings (i don't ming reversing) and also have eliminated the station siding (it will simply stay on the main line). I've also located the perfect modern platform to put on it but that is later. I think i will do it section at a time starting left and moving on. It will still be predominantly desert like as i want to cut down on the scenery else i'll never finish it. I am moving in a month so then i will mount the whole base somewhere for good. Right now i have to open the hinges and slide the pieces apart and it is ready for travel. Train makes it up the hill with the traction tires removed (why on earth would i keep those) just fine. I'll eventually get an amtrak service running and simulate some southwestern line. DMU is there for novely purposes because i like this particular model This is addicting!