Hey all, i have recently taken a liking to modeling the logging industries. I would like to model the early 1900's and was wondering how much space would be recomended for a decent logging operation line. I realize that i could probably fit a lot into a very small space but was wondering what would be the most realistic amount of room in a small space required to build a layout If it is necessary, i CAN get about two 4x8 tables in the room, but would prefer to start off smaller so i have some room to move around in... If i used around a 4x10 (which is my prefered maximum) layout would you recomend HO or On30? Im leaning very strongly towards HO however and actually prefer it to On30... I could put up a scenic divider in the middle of the layout to expand the line if necessary if that helps too. And finally, what operations would you recomend modeling in smallish amount of space? I would like to possibly have a scene at the actual saw mill and another harvesting the wood and whatever i can add in between. Thanks for the help and please ask if you need any more information. Also another bit of limitations, i will possible (very likely ) be moving to another house. The next house will be much bigger and therefore i will have more room, which is always a plus . So a modular type arrangement would be nice (so a foam layout is looking very appealing, and no, i dont intend to bring it to any shows with standardized modules..). Although until i move, i am not sure about the dimensions of the house or if i will be able to build an around the room layout, so i was hoping to build a small modular island that could possibly be incorperated into an around the room layout as a peninsula or something. So... after my ramblings... any suggestions would be much appreciated. I am a bit new in the model railroading scene but i have been an armchair modeler for years :thumb: . I have a large amount of tools and materials that i can borrow, so i am open to pretty much anything. Thanks in advance!!