This is my second layout in HO and first in 2 years (thank you Afghanistan) but its ment to be a quick fix to get back into trains and just start building a layout. Im a fan of western railroads but i came acrross the First Coast Railroad (real one) of the G&W family and i really like their simple operation in northern Florida. Being i dont care to much for G&W's orange i changed it up a little and mixed in the history of the area with the original Florida Southern to make a line i liked and could add in the modelers licence. Also, the traffic on the FCRD is a close match tot he rolling stock i have already collected and just required to pick up a few more CSX and NS equipment......tough i know hahaha. Below are the inital stages of benchwork and the first of cork being laid in what will be the Yulee, FL yard and interchange. The "gap" will be the Amelia River. The 4x8 will contain the main yard near Fernandina, FL and the port.