This layout was based on a Woodland Scenics kit and done by our family when our sons were about 13 and 17, about ten years ago. It is 3′ x 6′ in size. The kit contains many of the materials to do the basic landscape and scenes. Ours did not contain the buildings, track, people, vehicles, and additional landscaping materials. Since we made this layout there have been many changes in model railroading. Lighter weight materials for the base, such as insulation foam, and I’d probably use laser cut buildings over plastic because they are not only easier to paint and construct, they tend to look more realistic and detailed. Newer style trees can also give a layout a better look. Anyway you look at it, making a home layout takes a lot of time, patience and money to complete the job. Fortunately we were able to work together as a family and make something that made us all proud.