Howdy y'all. Currently in the 80s here, making the climb into the 90s today. Gonna be another rough day trying to play catch-up from the weekend and last week's vehicle trouble. On a positive note, the workload for the week looks good so I may be able to sneak out to the local HS and procure some more track for the new layout. Since I am trying to incorporate my passenger line into the mix, I have discovered that I can't put a 38" curve into a 24" space (who'da thunk it, right? Blasted laws of physics.) BUT, the good news is that since I am custom building a bathroom shelf organizer/vanity/keep your toiletries hidden type thing, I will have excess plywood leftover (and may buy more just to make certain of excess), couple of 1xs and some 2" foam and I should be in business. As long as I can find the real estate to store it in as work progresses. Looks like I'll be cleaning out from under the bed soon. Man what I wouldn't give to have just one corner of a room that isn't occupied by crap or blocked by a closet door. Oh well, if I play it right I can build legs for the it that can be removed when not in use. It'll be a while before I can put buildings on anyway, so I can use the under bed storage for now. Since I'm starting with the maintenance yard it'll take a while to get all of the switches, turntable, and track needed anyway. In the meantime I still have the EZ track I can set up to make trains run. Gotta start working on swapping out trucks and couplers anyway. Planning to use the magnetic couplers so that I can automate my operations from the start, hopefully making the eventual switch to DCC less painful and time consuming. Gotta start doing some maintenance on the new locomotives too. What's the best way to go about trying to speed match motors? I have some slow ones and some racers. I want to be able to run multi loco consists, but I don't want to risk decoupling or derailment from excess push/pull in the engine combos. And my last question of the day is: how much voltage drop is experienced by running more than 1 engine off of a standard DC power pack? Sorry for the long post, but being so busy now I can only post occasionally so I gotta put it out there when I think of it else I forget it.