With the advent of spring, plus a total lack of activity on anything model railroading, I've been getting busy with ideas for layout plans. Due to my limited space, I'm limiting plans to a switching-type layout. With this in mind, I came up with a list of likely candidates for modeling: The Afton Sub's Miami Branch, featuring the large BFGoodrich tire plant in Miami. Included would be some of the shippers along the main line, such as the Miami Co-op. Paris, Texas on the south end of the Arthur Sub. Customers include Campbell Soup, Earth Grains, VFM and Flex-o-Lite, plus interchange with Santa Fe, MP and SP (former Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe, Texas & Pacific & Texas Midland respectively). Muskogee, OK. Including a couple of glass plants and the Ft. Howard Paper complex, this also has interchange with MKT and MP's ex-Midland Valley line. There are a couple of other industries on this line, including Griffith and a feed mill. All of these would make for good subjects in any era, even the 1970s (my era of choice). I've been gathering data on both the Paris and Miami areas, and doodling trackplans that most closely look like either track layout in the respective cities. The layout will be a switching-type line, with staging of some sort. Room size is 6 feet by 11 1/2 feet, so as you see space is a premium, be it HO or N scale. As soon as I come up with a trackplan, I'll post it here. I also posted this to let folks know that we don't have to have a lot of room to model Frisco- my last layout was N scale on a hollow-core door, set in SW Arkansas/SE Oklahoma. There are several other prime locations Frisco had that can be modeled (Ft. Smith, Kansas City, the lines in the Picher Mining District, etc) that lend themselves to layout track plans.