Well, for any who remember, I finally got started on the benchwork for the Dragon Mountain Logging Co. early last year. Well, due to various reasons, that project was scrapped. Mostly due to the fact that I had to move from that house. Now the wife and I are in our own place, and I've got a smaller area to work with, but just as much determination (if not the $$$) to get something built. One bored weekend later, I've come up with a plan for the new benchwork for a somewhat smaller Dragon Mountain Logging Co. http://www.frontiernet.net/~blkbear/Trains/DCP_1254.JPG (warning, BIG picture) The "office" I was given is only 12'9" long by 10'4" wide, and I can really only build along two walls. I have to leave room for my computer desk, and have to plan this in case the room is taken over by a youngster (if the deities bless us). So...with that in mind, I'm going to build this so the top of the benchwork is 54" off the floor. That will leave room underneath for some bookcases on two of the walls (with a 6" spacing so I can work under the layout), as well as a place to put a small bed (under the "angle" portion on the left side). As you can see, the computer desk will take up the center of the room, and a file cabinet will space it out from the wall so I can sit behind it. Not shown on the diagram, but above the HO scale layout, will be an On30 layout (at 84" above the floor), which will have the additional advantage of running around-the-room via a 4" wide shelf over the window and doors. This will give me continuous running capability. Only thing left is to come up with a track plan that will best fit the space.