Im creating a new layout with my father in law. i have had this hobby in my blood since i grew up just never got this serious so he is going to finance it all for me for free. now iim working with a 4 x 6 foot area. im looking to be able to have two trains run at the same time but also have them able to obviousl switch tracks for some fun. i was thinking about a mountain wiht a train going through it and one a little aabove on the outside but im having a hard time creating a layout i have found PLENTy of layouts. my problem which was some what pointed ot by my father in law, is that the 9 3/4 turns are are sharp turns, they have 11 inch and 19 inch radius turns. he suggested i go with 11 or 19 due to some engines will look odd and some cars wll look odd when going over the shortest radius turn. by that i mean not aligning right on the track and hanging over. he is right i have passenger cars and they are long and do look funny. but this has seemed to put a damper on things cause those larger radius turns take up so much room. we are going to attemping to flex is all and see what we come up with. ne help would be greatly appreciated.