Hey all I am new to the forum and fairly new to the hobby. I got interested years ago, did lots of reading but never got a layout started. I am revisiting it now and really plan to go this time. I would like some advice on my layout, but it takes some explaining. Obviously, this is a freelance of a mythical "amusement" park. (Think Stone Mountain in Georgia, not Six Flags) My layout will consist of a scenic excursion train around the park (the outer loop on the layout) and a trolley that serves transportation around the areas of the park (the two inner loops). The park idea began as a college project years ago and has stuck with me. N scale will allow me a way to live it out until I win the lottery. Anyway, here are is the layout as done with Atlas' Free program, I know it's not best, but for now it works. The two inner loops are for the trolley, the outer loop is the scenic line. I also will run a switcher and a couple of freight cars to service the park "after hours" just for fun. The spur on the upper left will have a two stall engine house. the spur that goes under the outer loop in the top right will be a small freight depot and a connection to the mythical mainline that brings in freight. I plan to raise the middle loop on at least the left hand side, possibly both sides. If you recognize the layout, I adapted it from one found at the All Gauge Model Railroading page and I do plan on a lake in the center of the inner loop with a river that goes to the right from the center. Anyway, thoughts and ideas are welcome, criticisms as well, but be gentle!