There is no Right or Wrong Here I feel / sense I may have inadvertently stepped on some toes. There is no wrong approach. I did not intend to imply that those that choose not to follow / employ visually acceptable ratios were wrong / bad modelers / etc. This is YOUR hobby. Enjoy it in any manner YOU see fit. What spurred this thread was a series of experiences and thoughts: Seeing the 'N-Trak' and other modules NOT flow together as a regular model railroad would. Yes, I get why they can't but it still set me to thinking about layouts in general. The thread on fitting grain elevators on a small layout The threads on which cars I would keep The realization that I need to cut back my layout's foot print by about 70 square feet and how would I scenic it Long ago I started a thread on train length and proportions. My apologies to anyone who felt they were being criticized directly or otherwise. Note: Mods, if you feel like it please add this to the original post but no biggie either way. Edit: Even 'visually acceptable' seems wrong here. I'm open to other phrases.