Barry's made progress with his new Lionel layout:
Here are some interim picture updates just to show you the progress but I've still got a couple of days left. Hope you like the looks of it. I'm planning my next projects already and it will be HO scale and entirely layers of 2" foam to achieve an extremely light weight layout with several levels of track and tunnels and bridges.
I'm also going to start my own personal project that will be an HO scale and have a double track 48" helix at each end and the lower level will stage an additional 6-8 complete trains.
Seeing Barry' layout spring to life makes me realize how much I have to learn!
Anyhow, if you're like me, there's always here for more step by steps.
PS And don't forget the 'ebay cheat sheet'!