I’ve never modeled in Nn3 but I want a way to display and run my Showcase Miniatures locos and rolling stock. I shamelessly copied ideas from the Thunder Mesa On30 layout located in Jerome, AZ. Having been out to Arizona several times for my job I realized I had to model a rickety narrow gauge mining line. No exact location or exact date but just some freelanced southwest rocky scenery with rails clinging to cliffs and hugging rock walls. Sometime from the 1880s to 1900 or so. My HO layout is strictly prototype and I need a layout to be more creative with. Sorry for the long intro but that sums up the whys and wherefores. Here’s how things are as of tonight. The Atlas Z flex track and turnouts were laid directly to the 1” pink foam with a thin layer of Liquid Nails. Of course the turnouts weren’t glued. I then cut the roadbed to allow for elevation changes and glued everything onto 1 1/2” blue foam board using pieces of foam to support the elevated areas. The depot will be on the lowest level, then the next level crosses over the lower level and there’s a turnout leading to a mining spur up on a third level. A short track coming out of a hillside mine will be up on the fourth level. Next post won’t be so long. I promise.