Wingetts recycling has had an effect.
Now Terry at Lakeside Hobby has gone public with this announcement http://lakesidehobby.blogspot.com/2009/12/getting-beyond-train-set.html I can talk about it. I will be presenting a series of workshops on building a micro layout for under $100 (or thereabouts). The sessions will cover everything all the way from design all the way through all aspects of building a layout that should end up not much bigger than 4' long. In order to "put my money where my mouth is" I think I should be building a layout along with everyone else.