Hi there - by way on introduction. My name is Mike, and I am working with my 8 year old son on and N scale layout. We have kind of a special situation with our layout. We have a small home, and therefore only a small space. I have built a shelving wall on a basement wall, and in the middle is a 4' by 4' (16 Square feet) area, that we are working with to make a Murphy Bed, pull down style of layout. I know we will have to move trains off the tracks and other items not attached to the board when we fold it back up, but I have put shelving on the interior to accommodate that. My son is really into Steam Locomotives, and therein lies the heart of the problem. The manufacturer with the best selection of Steam Locomotives appears to be Bachmann, but their quality is suspect. We have a whole bunch of Bachmann EZ track and plan to stick with that for the layout. We already have the NCE DCC starter set with power supply. This is how we plan to control the layout. No track is laid, and no layout is set. We are hoping to have the board mounted on its hinge in the next week or so. Any help or tricks you can supply is good.