Hello! I'm hoping you guys can help me with a delima. I have a few hundred dollars worth of HO scale stuff from 10 years ago when I started a layout that I never finished (divorce sucks). I'm at the point where I want to start over again. My problem seems to be a combination of high wish list combined with low space. Wish List: 1> Want to model a lumber company complete with geared lokies. (love your layout Shamus!) 2> Want a continuous mainline loop with a town and a freight line. Mainline can be a fairly basic loop as long as it is continuous. 3> I'd like the mainline loop to be able to run almost any lokie and cars. I don't care about passenger trains but I might want to run some big steam. 4> Really need to stay with HO because of my current investment. Below is a drawing of the room I have to work with. The basic deminsions are 14' x 12' but with the stairs down in the way. The grid is 1' x 1'. I've done up a couple of attempts at a layout and I'm prepared to post my attempt here but I'm thinking I don't want to stymie any creative approaches right away. I will post mine later if it seems the best way to go. Thanks!