Hi All, I've been reading Trainboard for 3 or 4 months now after finding it while researching the DCC++ system. Finally decided to sign up to get some help on an area that's got me stumped. I live in a western Sydney suburb and have been exposed to MR for about 60 years as my Dad was an avid model railroader. I inherited a large cupboard of HO locos and rolling stock from Dad but only found the time to start a layout earlier this year. It started at 4 x 8 feet but then I decided it needed a double main-line so its now about 5 x 9 feet. I've laid track and wiring for the low level and I'm currently testing that. I'm using DCC for turnout control with Cobalt IP Digital motors. The track power is DC control for now as I have an ambition to run each of my Dad's locos a few times around the track before I convert some of them to DCC. I have purchased one DCC loco just for testing and so far its working fine. Next phase will be to start on the upper level track, probably in August. This is the first layout that's all my own work and I've already learned many lessons about things I could do better next time!