Hard part is done - wife supports building layout in lower level I have a large room (16 x 35) in the lower level (They call them daylight basements here) that will include a layout along with my offive and dog kennels. I am planning on adding a divider wall on the last 6 feet that will have storage and perhaps a hidden turn-around (see layout). I can use about 7 x 24 of the space for the actual layout. the 45 degree angle in the upper left is a concrete wall. The small notch on the upper right is just for access to a small electrical panel. I have a basic drawing with a single highspeed mainline shown using 30" normal eased curves in the visible area and 24" in the hidden area to the left. There is lots of room "south" of the drawing for access. The "north" side is against an outside wall with a window. a I would also like at least more full loop "dog bone" line. Does the basic layout look workable? What should I change? Is the hidden loop a good idea? The challange - - fill in the blank area inside the main line. I would like suggestions for fairly minimal track to start with and more later.