Well Alan watching the progress of your railroad has moved me to get off my butt and get going. This may be a bit premature, but I have just started on the last expansion of the Logan Valley. It is in the extreme early stages right now. Track plan - NONE, but I have a good idea of what I want to do. I really don't trust track plan drawings. I have tried to use them in the past and from experience, I have found out that they are more of a suggestion, than a plan. What I like to do is actually place my track, turnouts and major structures about where I want them and use this as a starting point. This way it is easier to adjust the track plan when you have the structures in place and you have the demensions. It's easier to move a spur or track than lopping off 4 scale feet of a building. The first picture is looking down a 13 foot long slab of plywood. Along the wall at the right I will use some of Walthers backdrop buildings which will provide some industries for switching that don't eat up a lot of real estate. Where the piece of track is laying on the right side is the track that will service these industries. The next four tracks will be a yard. The last two tracks next to the package of latex gloves with the 8 on them will be the two tracks servicing the passenger station, which will be about where the pack of gloves is. The black box towards the left next to the flextrack is about where the main street for the town will be. This way the main street buildings will be closer for viewing, and be great for interior detailing. There is plenty of room for buildings on both sides. In the distance, you'll see a drill. That will be where a turntable will be set, In the second picture, it's easier to see. To the extreme left is a tunnel portal which comes up from hidden staging and then the two tracks with the passenger cars are the entrance to the town and yard. Behind the tracks, you can see where the base for the roundhouse and and where the turntable will be. Right where the road bed ends and the track will be on plywood will be a turnout to serve a couple of industries at the front of the layout. In the last picture is probably what looks like a mess. The entry to the yard comes in from the lower left across the double crossover and then there is a double slip switch. Thtough the double slip switch to the right will go into a three way into the yard. Coming off fron the left is placed a right hand #4 whuch will be the approach to the turntable. The track closest to the wall will be serving the indistries tha ill be the Walthers background buildings, with the turnout to the left being a team track. I ues I could have ried to draw a track plan, but I can't even draw a decent stick man. For me, doing it this way is a bit closer to reality. Like I said, tis plan is an the early stages. I put an order in today for the last few items needed to get the construction started. Being that I will probably only be able to work on it during the weekends, it could be a long process. Thanks to the posts on this site, it has given me the inspitation to get er done !