Second Glance - consider moving the mine into the corner. If this is nothing new, please forgive the rambling. I've spent alot of time with a great mining reference book...can't think of the title right now - I'll find it for you later...anyway, I remember reading that many mine runs shove mt's up past the mine and let gravity do the rest. This sets it up like an hourglass, with the mine at the middle. There's basically an mt yard and a loaded yard, depending on how large the mine is and what it's production capacity is. Smaller mines worked the same way, but sometimes with only a single track that extended well past the mine to allow for mt storage. As a mine was ready to loadout the hoppers, a miner would cut loose a hopper and ride the brake to position it beneath the chute. Then as it filled it was allowed to roll a bit and afterward it was allowed to roll onto a storage track until the next run came along to swap loads for mts. The model railroad mine with just enough room for one car - period, just isn't all that realistic. Now I'm sure there's a prototype for nearly everything, but I'm just saying it's more likely (especially with a mine the size of Walthers offing) that there'd be much more track involved.