Hi All lets get this started with a pic that kinda sums up what I want from my layout Pic By David Brandreth and © the Scalefour Society - used with Permission Although the layout it quite big I try to make each part of it almost like a small diorama in its approach. Rather than think of the big picture its all about the little details that on their own look quite good but in the scene go unnoticed as they are just there. While each little detail wont be anything like the best example you will ever see I try to keep everything consistent with the same level of care and attention to the prototype, after all its all models at the end of the day, be it a class 86, a ford transit or a lampost. This allied to the fact that, for me, means its all about the journey and nothing about the destination means the tendancy to cut corners or rush to get something finished is minimalised. Cheers Jim PS - why do pics of my layout always look better when someone else takes them?