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My good friend Johnny Johns and I spent countless hours designing and building the 4' X 8' layout. We carefully constructed each component - train, buildings, cars, trucks, track, roads, vegetation, and people, and we even strung thread between all of the telephone poles to add to the reality of the model. What we did not want is fat-fingered cousins tampering with our master piece!! But recently, a couple of cousins have spontaneously confessed that indeed they ignored the sign and touched the train. Oh well, it must not have been too disruptive because Johnny and I would have surely noted.