After I received the CNC panels I couldn't stay away from the basement. I started building. 16 hours and a couple of late nights later I had the track connected and sitting on the 3 foot subplatform. Since then I've added banking, attached the track completely to the frame and painted the initial gray colored road surface. Once that is done, I'll need to lay about 1000 feet of copper tape and wire it up to the vintage Lionel transformer I purchased. It is truly a labor of love and I am looking forward to much more activity landscaping and building track architecture including a cable-stay bridge that is the 20 foot straightaway!