Well this is my first post on the Gauge, and I am really glad that I found this site. I am just starting to get back into the hobby after being gone for about 3 years. I am currently renting a room in a house as I am still in college. I recently picked up a portable table that measures 30"x96" or 2.5x8 Ft. depending on how you want to look at it. Anyways I plan on using Kato Unitrack for its easy of set up and also its reliability. All of my track and rolling stock are in Arizona at this time with my parents so it is kind of hard to fiddle around with the track arrangement with it being there. I love passenger trains, and I would like my layout to focus on the operations of a station. A typical train set up would be roughly a Pa1 and a Pb1 pulling about 7 cars. I plan on trying to model the Santa Fe around the year of 1952 in N-scale. Now to the layout, I have been trying to draw up some plans using XtrkCad to see how my layout plan would work. So far I have come up with the plan drawn below. I would like to try and run the layout as a Point to point track plan. I was thinking of having four spurs at the bottom as shown to back the trains into the station. The loop that comes off of the top spur is only there to provide a continuous loop when I just want to see my trains run. To the viewer I plan to try and make it look like it is just another spur, and conceal the loop by having a backdrop and a building there. At the top of the layout I was thinking of having about four tracks so I could stage the trains. I also plan on using a minimum radius of 11" so that way the passenger cars do not look so toy like. What does everyone think of this idea? Do you think it would be feasible to model a train station with the set up that I have now. I am taking some inspiration from the sept. 2005 Model Railroader, in the article about passenger operation. Any help or feed back is greatly appreciated. If you can think of a better way to model a station please share it with me. Pictures or drawings of plans would be a plus. Also for those that may ask, I will be running mainly atlas and Kato engines, with Kato’s new Superchief passenger cars. I also plan on switching over to DCC if that matters any.