Figured I'd better start a new thread with the new road name, so people (including myself!) don't get confused. Givens - Max layout size: 9x6x3 L shape - N scale - Transition era (1953) near the end of steam Druthers - No point to point. Would like some continuous run with some switching. - Single track mainline w/ passing sidings. - Industry (in order of importance) Coal, lumber, grain, oil. - 2 towns for passenger traffic, 3 towns would be nice. - At least 1 interchange In The Classic Layout Designs of John Armstrong, there's a layout called "French Broad Valley". It is shown in HO scale to fit a space of 10x18, so it should fit my available space in N scale with little modificaiton.