I am a retired female who recently joined a railroad modeling club. To get started, I bought the Grand Valley Layout Kit. This is an excellent kit, especially for beginners. Instructions are clear with picture illustrations. It certainly stimulates your creativity and allows you to make modifications with ease, if you want. I changed the track layout, so that I could build an amusement park instead. I bought the hot glue gun and hot wire foam cutter that were recommended. They are excellent and easy to use. Your website offers lots of ideas and further instructions to enhance your modeling skills. This is an excellent activity for grandparents and grandkids to do together, and I encourage mote women to try it. The Grand Valley Layout Kit is a great way to get started on a pastime that can keep your interest for a long time.