Now that I have finally settled in the new house and have done all the stuff the wife wanted I can finally look towards my train room and getting things rolling on the layout. I did a smaller "fantasy" layout before we moved and although I enjoyed it I don't like not having a prototype to go off of. For my layout I have a roughly 6x5 space for a layout and I have gone back and forth between what I was going to do, first I was going to do a smaller circular layout for constant train running but I have always enjoyed switching so it led to me to the shelf layout type. I am thinking of doing a upside down reverse L shelf layout, which I could make a full layout later on if I choose but for right now I will keep it simple to help ensure I finish. With this layout I have tried to do as much research I could in terms of industries and location and came up with the following plan. I wanted to fit as many industries in there I could while not trying to crowd things to bad and still have a small "yard." I included Hood Industries, which is on the old Greenville Branch, to have a different type of rolling stock on the layout but I do worry it makes things a bit crowed. Also, does anyone that knows the Ayer area/rail traffic know what type of gondolas the recycling center gets? I can see them on Google Maps but I cannot tell if they are standard or higher thrall gondolas. Feedback is welcomed as I am still very undecided but hoping to get things rolling soon before the warmer weather comes and the lake distracts me from the layout.