About 10 years ago, while visiting friends for a week (another family) in South Wales, the husband and I snuck off for the day (yes, he is a railway modeller too) to a local exhibition. I remember one layout of just a TMD with a turntable that was just 4ft long and has inspired me for years (probably because I hadn't been to an exhibition for about 15 years!) The detail was fantastic, with a huge working tower flood light tower in the middle (you know me and LED's!). That has nothing to do with this thread! But it makes a nice story! Anyhoo's, while wandering around the trade stands, one shop had a glut of Cararama vehickles, and they was CHEAP! So cheap, he obviously wanted to offload, so I proffered a silly offer and he bit! Now the proud owner of dozens of VW Samba buses, , what the pigin nora am I gonna do with them? I need 200 cars to fill my layout and all my car carriers (I worked out recently) so assumed I was pre buyng for layout stock, but later thinking led me to a (yer a flippin dunce) moment, as of course they wont fit in the car carriers! Dotting around the layout randomly will still induce, "there's a lot them ther campers!" reaction, so what to do? Got it, were would you see a glut of one type of car? At a dealer's show room of course! Thus my inevitable, "the layout will have roads, and a petrol station", became "with a car dealership". Thus the seed was born for Amberly. It's been germinating for 8 years.