Layout planning is a pain in the . Trying to fit everything I want onto a 36"x80" layout is starting to stress me out. There are a few samples I've seen that I somewhat like, but nothing has really stood out and screamed "build me!", so I'm trying to come up with one of my own. The biggest setback has been the yard design. I want operations to be a big part of my railroad, and I'm finding that I just can't fit what I want in the amount of space I have. Even after finding a layout I'd love to do, it turns out to be HO scale (I'm doing N) so while I have a layout to go by, I have to convert everything. Blah. I'm about to just make an oval and be done with it.