Hey Ethan, I do like the MR plan. It would be difficult to use the staging yard without the lift bridge. Of your plans, I think it is generally preferable to avoid the operator being separated from their train by the peninsula, so unless just used for continuous run, or if you added tracks behind a backdrop for staging at the top, the second dog bone design would be better from the operator perspective. I don't know this part of the line well, but if there is/are places for interchanges with other railroads, you might add to improve the operations. Maybe MKT near Fort Scott? You might consider a design where the two yards connect at the top end a little further inward, and have a long return track with a backdrop/hlls hiding the staging, maybe at the top, or double track the return loops, hide them with trees/landscape and use them for staging. Anyhow, see you Wednesday. Maybe we can make this an agenda item for our breakfast. -Bob T.