I am as green as anyone could be but I have had a great fascination with trains ever since I was a little boy. I am 36 years old with. 5 year old girl and a 2 year old girl. I would like to do something hands on with them that builds pride in doing something with your hands. I am not one to start small but space at this point would be the limiting factor. I would like to build a kit that would expand to have multiple trains. I have read a lot on this forum and will follow advice on downloading scarm as well as buying the book track planning by mr Armstrong. I would like to do a CSX train in blue as that is what runs here and I want the girls to have a living memory of their childhood as we have a rail that is about 100' in front of our house that hauls freight 6-8 times a day and through the night. What would be a top of the line engine? Keep in mind I won't involve the two year old yet but I do want to get the five year old involved. A 4x8 is where I would start? For a table? Also can you point me in the right direction for what I need to make a good kit? I would rather piece together good parts then buy a kit and have to sell parts later. I am capable of fabrication as I have a vinyl graphics shop which might be of use to you guys as I have a wide format digital printer that can make decals. It is 64" wide. I have built my own race car and drag raced so again I have about every tool you can imagine. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I am going to post this in the general discussion too. Thanks in advance.