This may look like an ordinary screw in a piece of 1x4 pine to the un-trained eye, but this marks a momentous occasion. The benchwork for the new layout has begun. This section of benchwork from the old layout is the first new section to go on the wall. I have decided that the lower level rail height will be 45" while the upper level rail height will be 64". That may seem high, but for me I can just see the roofs of the cars. I like seeing the trains at eye level, just like the real thing. Plus, any switching areas will have platforms to stand on. Now it's off to Home Depot for more 1x4's.