Thanks for all the help guys! It's nice to have a resource like The Gauge at my disposal. The planning process has been very hard for me, and I thank you for your patience. I've abandoned the peanut industry. When trying to get all my paperwork organized last night, I stumbled across a piece of notebook paper where I had scrawled down my original ideas of what I had hoped to accomplish with this layout. Goal #1 was to model my railroad (or based upon) a fallen flag in my home state of Ohio. I've gotten away from that, as peanuts are a southern crop and I think I would end up with something that I wouldn't be happy with. My original idea was to use the Erie Lackawanna as inspiration, but after doing more research, I'm going to go with NKP instead. There were a lot of factors that influenced this decision, the biggest being the availability of N scale locos and rolling stock. I have a lot more options with NKP. I'm also considering an era change. My initial plan was to do 1920s-1930s and use all steam power. I might move things forward a bit to include diesel...but I'm not sure yet. So, it's back to basics. Before I spend another night designing yet another track plan that I won't like anyway, I'm going to sit down and get all my ducks in a row.