Here we go again. This is a product of several revisions since the last time I posted up regarding my insecurities about setting up a track plan for a future layout. So I'll try to describe it and see if any of it makes any sense at all or some one can tell me if I am waaaaay out into left field. For switchers I'll be using a two locos. A CP GP7 (already bought ) and a GP9 (which is on its way Yipee!). Rolling stock would be mostly 50' in length with some shorter tank cars as well. (It seems to move well in the XTrk simulations). Moving the cars requires some planning so there is a bit of a challenge to it. Which I don't mind. It would get boring really quick I'd imagine if it were easy. The grey retangles if you can see them are where I would position my uncouplers. There is about a dozen of them with about half of them in the yard. I tried to keep them in staight sections too, as I've read on this awesome board that there could be conflicts trying to uncouple in curved sections. I aslo factored them in right away as it would keep me honest as to where I could actually put things and leave them on the tracks without blocking everything. Thus aiding me, if you will, in my design process. Industries like I said before would mostly include a grain or flour mill which I would use to desguise the box in the bottom left corner of the layout. ( Old gas pipes, can't cut them out! Eeeeep! ) Another industry that receives corn and produces corn oil which would then get shipped out. I've pretty much convinced myself I'll stick a brewery that receives it's grain from the railway in there too. "Cause I love my beer. Now if I can just find some Guiness or Kilkenny box cars I'd be all set! sign1 The outer track would be perhaps my Main or Interchange Track coming off of a Main. So far I've been able to build up and break down seven or eight car consists without too much fuss. The scenarios I've set up is a switcher will bring a train onto the inner track from either end and the second one will help break it down and place the goods either in the industry spurs or into the yard. Respectively the switcher can take cars parked in the yard and build up an outgoing train to be taken "off" the layout. I need some honest opinions gents. Let me know what you think. If it sucks just say so. :cry: Thanks for all the help. Crap I just realized I posted this in the worng forum. Feel free to move to the Track Planning one.