I've been working on making a layout consisting of as many tin buildings as I can, just to be different. I really need to work on the lighting in my basement, as these pics show. Or get more light on the layout so that it's self-lighting. Here's part of the residential district. I just noticed some of my construction debris still scattered about. In the foreground are some early postwar tinplate houses made by H&H Manufacturing of Pittsburgh. In the back you can see a corner of a tinplate house by Skyline, of Philadelphia. These look equally good with Lionel postwar, prewar tinplate, or Marx tinplate trains. I had a postwar boxcar that belonged to my dad flanked by some more recent production Lionel O27 on the track at the time I snapped the picture. Here's my commercial district. The couple are pewter figures. The man is a Bowser, I don't know who made the woman figure. The Ferris Wheel is a modern reproduction. The buildings are mostly Christmas tins.