@Jim Van Every posted:
Beautiful! Love how you recycle your wood and foam. Never throw anything out>
Jim, Thank you for noticing also. Aside from the 10 linear feet of Mianne benchwork and a couple sticks of 1x2s and 1x3s, all the wood has been recycled from previous layouts and from cleaning out my dad's shop. The foam was used on a couple Christmas layouts, explaining the white paint on some sections. I have some 2x4 sheets of white bead board that my wife picked up at the thrift store. It's not the best for scenery, but I can use it to build up a base for hills that won't bear any weight to speak of.
mike g., thank you!! I have some ground foam that is several years old, and our older daughter gave me some small trees and other items. That sounds good you made improvements to the gantry crane. I hope your little people aren't on the ship that got stuck in the Suez Canal!