Thank you to all who have welcomed me to the forum. I haven't taken the time to reply to each of you; however, I value your guidance to date and I know you will provide more as time goes by. I recognize most of you through previous posts I've read. You all provide positive guidance and motivation...no negativity and this is great. This is the reason I chose to join the forum.
I joined a local railroad club last year. This has given me the opportunity to run trains and meet others who show the same interests. We meet twice a month and open the railroads to the public. I found that my modeling skills are on par with the club members who actually built and sceniced the railroads.
I have been busy renovating my home in addition to preparing to build this layout. I can't lay a piece of track until I finish building the 45 cabinet drawers and doors to complete the kitchen. Yes...45 One is complete and the other 44 are in mass production. I may have them completed by March...earlier if I didn't have to work to pay for trains. I need to finish this task to remove the woodshop surronded in plastic from my railroad room. No completed kitchen cabinets equals no space to finish the bench work and lots of dust on all of my equipment.
Future photos will show the messes I've moved from corner-to-corner and side-to-side. I have organization now, but you won't see that in photos for a while.
Whatever it takes!