Being new to the outdoor railway arena I have a few questions - apologies if some of them have been asked before but I think that the answers all in one place might be useful to other members who are planning on treading the same path. I plan to have good old DC to keep things relatively simple (I hope) Do you use fish plates? - I am thinking of the peco type at this point as opposed to the rather nice but costly cast brass ones from Exactoscale or drilled brass strip. How do you fasten the track down? - I have a quantity of brass panel type pins and a discussion with Graham suggested that If I use them I might want to pin the ends of the sleepers rather than the centres as is done traditionally in the smaller scales. What alternatives are there? What do you use for wiring - type of wire and connectors? Do you have a bus and connect to the tack at multiple points to maintain the electrical continuity? How do you get the wiring from the track to the bus - over the side of the track bed (like Simon has) or through it? Do you use sections as you would with an indoor DC layout and if so what type of switches do you use? How do you weatherproof them? That's all I can think of for now but I am sure that there will be more.