For the last couple years I've been working off and on designing a layout for my future home that will be built next year. Out of habit I default to using Atlas Code 83 components in my plans. It has occurred to me that maybe there are better options out there. So, for HO scale, what components does everyone recommend for building a layout these days? Would I be better of hand laying turnouts and diamonds vs buying premade? If so, does someone have a link to a good instructional video for hand laying turnouts?