The N&W branch/Virginia Creeper 9 x 11 double-deck (Model Railroader September 2010). I've done a lot of studying and thinking. This will be a challenge compared to my last layout but where I once briefly thought constructing this layout was impossible and bent too many sound construction rules (such as placing turnouts on a grade - I won't do it), I think I can build what the author of this layout designed. I've looked at several hundred track plans and none really come close to utilizing the 11x10 spare bedroom space I have available to it's fullest potential like the N&W branch/Virginia Creeper track plan does. It has a modest continuous mainline for my kids and when I want trains to loop. It has staging. I'm a freight guy but this layout serves passengers as well which should satisfy visitors. Best of all it has a point to point branch line (and a cleverly placed wye) with more operations potential in half the space of my last layout with plenty of industries, team tracks, and opportunity for interchange. My last layout was built for ops and I implemented car cards and waybills so I'll be able to dig those out again. I've never built a helix or a multi deck layout before but it's time to tackle it like so many before me have and succeeded. I started the benchwork tonight. The corner for Damascus is done minus the legs.