Just got back from the LHS and bought all the track and a book. The book: Atlas' "Introduction to N scale railroading" My layout plan: N-2. I flipped it upside down because I want my yard down at the bottom left. I think this layout has ALOT of potential for expansion off to the left where the end bumpers are. I've finally decided that I am going to model the California/Central Pacific and Union Pacific together. Steam of course. I can already see the Sacramento River and the Sierras on this plan... What do you all think?