Here is the track plan I have come up with which is in "gasp"HO. It is to satisfy the challenge I have been given by Val(spitfire) and Johnathan(Catt!) to try my hand at HO. It is L shaped and made up with one 4ft. by 2ft. module and one 5ft. by 2ft. module which gives me an L that is 4ft. on one side and 7ft. on the other. Not much room for HO but then I just want to have a small switching layout. The double track CN main line runs through from one edge to the other. There are 5 industries and a small yard area. My plan is to have a number of box cars dotted around and two card sytems, one with the various car ids, one card per box car. The next set would be five cards, one for each industry. I would then shuffle the cards and draw one from each pile. I would then switch the car identified to the industry chosen. This should provide me with some switching fun, especially trying to keep the main line as free as possible for through trains. The era will be the early 40s. I plan to have an 0-6-0 steam switcher and will model CNs #7395.