well, i'm thinking of doing an On30 layout in my garage. this is the layout i've come up with. roughly 12'x12' i designed it using Atlas RTS O scale track since i figured i wanted mainly 18" radius turns and larger. yes i know theres a couple gaps, but i can work those out later. i want to do a mining area and a logging area. was probably going to go with the Bachman shay and a Climax that have the Tsunami sound already installed from Bachmann. let me also say that this will be my first major layout, so i don't know if i'm getting in over my head, or should start smaller. here, i took out the outer loop as well as the dogbone. it would be able to be added on to make the one above fairly easily. just don't know if i should start with a smaller one and expand on it, or just go big. any suggestions are welcome. i plan to use DCC as well. is there anything substantially better than Bachmann's?