Given the choice, which would you choose? - a 5 track reverse loop staging yard or - a 6 track double ended staging yard? Both would be the same length, the double ended one has an extra track to run the engines around. Both have thier advantages, the reverse loop staging yard automaticly stages trains, but the double ended yard looks more prototypical, and you could operate it as a real yard. The layout is designed for operations, so the benifit of continous running doesn't really matter, durring an operating session, when a train enters the staging yard, it stops and who ever ran that train into the staging yard will either pick up another train in the same staging yard or somewhere else on the layout. Just an idea... Wondering what you would all do?