Good Evening All, Today I spent some time learning about the AnyRail software and drew up a rough track plan for my layout, the "Crawford and Cherokee" (|-|Frisco, of course!|-|). Attached is an exported image from the track planning software. It is not quite an exact match for the layout and still needs numerous scenery details, but close enough that I hope you will get the picture. I have started an album and will add a few more photos as it progresses. The layout is a significant portion of the "Vienna and Carthage" HO scale layout plan by Iain Rice that appears in the 2012 edition of Model Railroad Planning. I thought that I could build a layout representative of the area in Southeast Kansas where the Frisco crossed itself in a couple of locations (like Cherokee and Columbus). It is a one-town layout with five staging tracks to hold the inbound/outbound trains. As such, I am trying to add features representative of the area: Grain elevators, typical businesses, and eventually a branch to a coal mine on the Weir and Pittsburg Coal Field. The plan also provides the opportunity to alternately use one line as an interchange or junction with another line such as the MoPac. The notional timeframe is 1945-1955 and I have been collecting a few of the B&Y early diesels and have a couple of steam locos as well. If anyone has knowledge of the area, I could use a few notes and recommendations relevant to operations (notional locomotive equipment in the area and representative train numbers, especially Ft. Scott through to Afton.....). I have been looking for an ETT from that division, but have yet to find an appropriate one. As of today, I have the bench work built and all of the track down as shown in the attached plan. The layout is wired and I have all but two switch machines installed and working, all using DCC. As it is now a bit warm here in South Texas, I am concentrating on building structures until it cools off a bit (September/October?). In the fall, I hope to make some progress with scenery, and post a few pictures in the album I created. Best wishes to all, -Bob T.