Folks - Been a long time coming, but as I've gotten to know the environs of North Clinton, I think it's a good fit for my land grant and a modeling topic whose time has come. Still struggling with precise logistics, but here's a crude version thus far. Some key notes: Staging areas will be either sector plates or traversers. I don't like the added complexity or length of ladder tracks, but am not opposed to considering them. If I feel really ambitious, the North Staging could potentially be replaced with a helix to allow for an upper level of the line north of Clinton. The Workbench, storage cabinet and bookshelf are immovable. Sort of. I've already moved these items with an eye toward this general scheme. I plan on building in stages. The Frisco Depot Spur's about to get started. From there I'll build toward the MKT crossing and then south to the yard. Track to be handlaid. Psychological examination to follow. It's always something I wanted to do. Hence, the depot spur will be smaller, simpler and a good test bed and starting point. Operational scheme will focus on 1943, but I have to admit that Karl's description of 1929 North Clinton operations certainly has me thinking "backdating" Each square on the sketch represents 1 foot. North Clinton Yard Operations The literal question mark is where I'm stuck. If I start yard trackage just "south" of the interlocking tower, I worry that it's going to look like the Espee's yard at Dunsmuir, CA and not North Clinton. I think it will still work operationally, but I have to decide if I'll be happy with how it looks. I have pondered using a view block where the tracks curve behind a back drop and then straighten out along the bottom wall - a blind spot of sorts. More to come. Thoughts, ideas and suggestions are welcome. My feelings will not be hurt - I've worked in insurance 22 years, so I assure you, I've probably heard worse.