So while I've been diligently working away at the small details on my layout, I've been contemplating something drastic. With the addition of a seven foot section in the works, the bench work completed and ready to be installed, I've been getting ideas. The idea would involve a major do over of my layout in certain areas. I would do my best to keep the yard tracks intact at the lower portion of the layout, however, it would involve pretty much changing and redoing a good chunk of the track work at the bottom right corner. Part of this is to also give the bottom right section a complete makeover. Right now I have a few tracks there for engine servicing. However, the more I look at layouts with dockside tracks the more I fall in love with the idea of having a small lake port with a rail car barge and small tug sitting dock side while a switcher unloads and loads cars. The harbor, the wood dock, barge, I love it. Another problem is, I do not know what to do with the top left end of the layout. I've got a decent sized chunk of real-estate there, however the little voice at the back of my head is saying less is more and I don't want to get carried away. A part of me is contemplating just stretching out the existing track work to create more distance between the industries and provide more room for non-RR structures and roads for vehicles. I have been thinking about removing the one sided x-over in the area as well and just spacing the turnouts so that it isn't needed. The old. The new.