We're mostly settled into our home in Rule, TX. With any move, there were many unexpected issues and occurrences but all is well. The 25' X 35' building that was going to be converted to a layout building is full of stuff for the property: 60" mower / tractor, trailer, spray trailer, etc. As a result, the space for a layout has been reduced to 14' X 20'. A little bit of a disappointment, but still an improvement over the tiny basement in Colorado Springs!! The layout is going to be a fictitious venture between the QA&P, the FW&D and the Orient Line (Rule is on the old Orient Line. The depot is still in town and in excellent condition). The room is actually 19' X 19', but using the entire room would not leave room for a couple of pieces of furniture I want in the room, and would necessitate two lift outs. Attached are the two proposed layout plans I have designed. Both have numerous shortcomings, but are getting close to being as good as I am capable of. They will be predominantly west central Texas scenery--just west of where we live across the Brazos River. One is an around the room shelf layout with one lift out. It has a mainline run of 55', has a few industry spurs, but offers ease of access and maintenance (nothing that can't be easily reached), and I can use 34" radius curves on the mainline. The other is a modified folded dogbone. The mainline is 104' long. It is my favorite of the two, but the mainline radius is 30" in most places; there are a few locations that will be difficult to reach and will need some access panels, and I'm concerned about whether I'll ever finish it. Any suggestions are welcome. Karl already made a couple regarding the folded dogbone and I did my best to improve upon his ideas (the yard and loco facility are too far apart, but better than they were). A few photos of the scenery I will use are also attached. Time to head to church!