Began construction in June of 2005. I stopped between 2008 and 2013 but resumed in Sept. of 2013 and am continuing at present. The track length is constantly growing. How far the main line reaches by the WCRM depends on how hard the Gandy Dancer works. The Alpine Railroad is a free lance railroad that is located somewhere in Colorado during the late 1930’s and 1940’s. The mountainous valley is rich in lumber, agriculture (in a mountain railroad? It’s fictitious, remember) and silver ore. The main obstacle to building, besides lack of time, is the grades in the yard. It slopes in two directions at 12% and 18%. The railroad is battery powered. I use the Airwire battery power system. Presently there aren’t any plants on my railroad, just track, ballast, rock and dirt. Oh yes, and trains. There may be a water feature by the time of the meet. It just depends on how much I get done by then.