Mahalo for the update dude! Starting with a module is a great idea--it will give you ACHIEVABLE goals, and that's so important for maintaining motivation. I think that just about every model railroader has a story of a too-big railroad that never got finished. I'm a big fan of starting small, like with a microlayout (or a module), because it allows you to progress through all the steps a making a layout without getting bored on one repetitive thing. The "benchwork" for a micro can be done in one evening, and the trackwork can be done the next. For people like me with little time, little money, and developing modeling skills, a micro is the way to be in the hobby!
Believe it or not, I've actually been waiting for your update for a while, because I just love your Pacific Rim layout concept! Please give us some concept drawings or even some pics on layout construction soon!
Hang loose, CK
Thanks, it will get there someday. I'm planning to use the Woodland scenics stuff so I hope it goes a little faster since that's the only way that I've actually tried.