Hi, I have been interested in having a nice railroad since I was small. I lucked out and found a nice Marklin Maxi set at a thrift store and have expanded on it by buying some other items. I like my Maxi a lot and also have a lot of track to go with it. The problem is that it is no longer produced and it is often very expensive. I would like to try and build some items to go along with what I have and use as much the same method and materials possible. I was thinking to maybe do some aluminum cast parts making some patterns from 3-d printed parts and trying hydroforming some sheet metal eventually.