Been working on my layout design, and going back and forth on what I think I want. Attached is a graphic of my current thinking (credit to Mike Hammer for the surround staging concept). I have been thinking about how much yard and how much staging I want to have, and any advise would be appreciated. This is my complex staging with simple yard concept... HO gauge, 30 inch curves -except logging Layout Logging Line The logging line would be built maybe 9 to 15 inches higher than the main level (about 50" high for the main level I think). I'm struggling with how to scenically connect the 2. I was thinking maybe a sawmill at the bottom of the hill with log flume between. Please look for any S curves that you think might become a problem, and feel free to make suggestions on how to improve the layout. I would love to hear more comments any comments people have at this stage. Thank you!