I still don't have a theme for my rr. It's a constant toss up between shortline appalacian coal railroad, or a single industry steel mill layout. Given the space ( 11'x10' around the walls), what are your thoughts? PROS & CONS. Single industry steel mill layout PROS-tons of operation, not commonly done in n scale, realistic in scale (can fit a lot into that space) CONS-Blast furnace is 300 pieces!, may have to scratchbuild a lot to make it look realistic. Shortline coal layout PROS-coal trains are neat! I'm good at making mountain scenery, less expensive than all those walthers kits. CONS-everyother model railroader has done it, only 2-3 scale miles, hard to compress realistic sidings and operation without looking like mines are 2 ft away. what do you think?