Incredible, Ted! Great modeling, photos, and story telling. A large part of the train hobby for me is story telling (even with just a carpet layout). In addition to amazing prototype machines, scale electronics, and all that fun stuff, I ask what period or feeling are we evoking in our choices of engines, rail cars, and -- of course, trucks, buses, and autos? This little glimpse into your layout speaks volumes about your talents and imagination and allows us to fill in details of the story ourselves with our own imaginations. That "Otto" seems like a great guy; I hope he gets to take that Mercury for a spin :-).