I understand Loren. You are using the entire layout in an end-of-the-line scenario. There's no problem with that. Some modelers increase their switching possibilities by making it a mid-point location. A train would come from another town, either on the layout or off of it, drop off some cars and pick up others that have been set out, and then continue on. After it leaves, either to staging or just continuing around the layout, the switcher sorts and delivers the cars to the proper industries and also collects, sorts and sets out outbound cars for the next train. There is nothing wrong with what you have planned to operate your layout. That's the great thing about this hobby, you can make it simple, just watching it go round and round, complex with lots of switching or something in between. All we are suggesting is to plan it so that you have the most flexibility to enjoy it fully. Better to build something that you are able to grow into than decide later that you want to do more and have to tear it up and start over (of course there's nothing wrong with that either if you enjoy it. ). Bottom line is that you have fun! :thumb: :thumb: And you are the best person to determine how to do that.