That drawing is awesome... better than my hand drawn, scanned to TIF version for sure! ... I am thinking that is probably close to the bench plan I will be implementing... I am tossing around the idea of adding a spur in the middle to either add some additional industry or another yard area... again, I need to temper my habit of using too much floor space. We signed the home equity papers today, so the builder can get started very soon... of course, the "train room" will be the last to be finished on the project (after master bedroom / bath), but it's almost summer here outside of Buffalo, and since it will probably start snowing, in oh, 3 weeks or so (just kidding!), I am going to take summer in and build towards the anticipation of train season I have decided to use the "L-girder" benchwork methodology... I bought the Linn Wescott book and it seems to be a very flexible, yet easy to build system. I have also decided that for the first time in my model railroading life I am going to use flex track rather than sectional track... I am thinking it will give me more flexibility (ugh!) when designing the track plan. The one thing that hit me as I was trying to get a handle on what the size of the room will be is that it is a lot bigger than I thought it would be! Of course, there is never enough room, but I think I am going to be able to build something very nice in that amount of space. --Rob.