"Life comes at you fast". I've found out what this means over the last year and a half or so. I'm going through some major life changes again, but its at least for the better. Public accounting wasn't the right career for me, and with no other options available locally, I decided to go back to farming. So I'm in Missouri during the week for work, and Oklahoma during the weekends with my wife. We're in the process of closing on a second home to have back in Missouri for me to use during the week. The good news for me is it comes with an 18x24 outbuilding. I plan on getting it sealed up and insulated good and making it into my new layout space. I've started working on layout plans, but I've found that I have a hard time designing a large layout, so I would like to get input from the community to improve the plans. The bench work I have drawn up so far is an around the walls design with 4 peninsulas. 2 are used to make yards so it can be operated as a point to point layout, although it will have a lift out bridge to make a complete loop if I want it. The other two are for branching off of the main line to add more space for industry. In a way, I stitched together a series of shelf layouts to try and make operating interesting. I tried to leave some space for scenery and some elements of towns.