Now that my new TOOT shed is nearly ready, I need to consider the first basic thing, IMO. Pros & cons of "island" layout v/s "bench" (i.e. around the walls) layout. Island give you twice as much viewing angles (front AND rear of scenes etc), but, of course, takes up a lot more space becuase of the "walk around" requirements on all sides. but usually, you must run the track around the edges, instead of "along the middle". Bench, on the other hand, can be longer, and not as much hasssle on return curve tightness of track radiuses, and you can run the track up the centre of the scenery, not around the edges. hhhhm........ **ponders** Any thoughts?