I was going over my new layout design tonight and while I like the looks of it, it bugs me to no end that I can't run at least two trains independantly on it. I started tearing it appart and came up with an altered version that will let me put a figure 8 in the middle to run my trolley or maybe smaller freights in the middle. The only drawback here is that it takes away my operations spurs. I'd like to get everyone's opinions on which they like better. Of course the people who are into operations are probably going to like #1 better and the people who like to just run the trains are going to probably like #2. Myself, I'm mostly a train runner so I think I'd be happier with #2 but then I've got a pile of switches I won't be using. This will be a 4x8 layout built in O27 Gauge. It will have a graduated trestle starting up in the back along the wall and coming down just after the loop.