What is a layout party, you ask? It is a thread on TrainBoard where members commit to working on their layouts making a weekly post about their progress for 4-6 weeks. Participation is voluntary and the projects that our members select are many and varied. I can't say you will find a particular subject in these parties, but I do think you will find something that will interest you. There is a complete list of party parameters at the beginning of the thread. Okane has been in charge of these events. There are several threads concerning earlier parties for the last 2-3 years. Here are a few random photos taken at the first week of this First International Layout Party. Diezmon Wolfgang Dudler CSXDixieLine - (Pretty ambitious for six weeks!) William Cowie Current layout party threads have been stickied. Stop by the Layout Design Forum to see the results. It's some pleasant, relaxed reading.