I was going to build a 4x8 layout, then my knee went out on me and i couldn't get started on Monday like I planned. This is a good thing because now I've decided to go with an L shaped layout that will measure 12' on the long side and 8' on the other. It will still be 4' wide. I'm looking for ideas for a track plan that will give a double line with some switching, but also leave room for structures and landscaping (I want to include a samll Army base with a railhead....TANKS!). Any ideas or suggestions will be helpful, remember that I'm just starting to get back into this.