Being new to the Large Scale area, I was looking for a theme. Not really having the terrain or the money to buy large amounts of track, I was searching for an idea. I got a book called 'Railroads in the Woods', a fantasic book! That hooked me! I bought a Bachmann 'Climax', I am thrilled with the engine. I'm looking to build a steam donkey and just started my first scratch built 'skeleton', modeled after my engine's company: Michigan-California Lumber. Reading the book is an education in itself, great pics of early logging, the unimaginable collection of equipment, and every conceivable concoction of ways of getting the job done. Hard to imagine how hard life was then! I think I love 'junk', and I think this is one theme where junk is what made the day!