After a lot of thought and searching I finally decided on a track plan I like, Housatonic Valley Ry. published in MR How To Build Small Model Railroads winter 2014 publication. The only problem I'm having is developing some sort of operational reason to build it. I was thinking of ditching the turntable and engine facility and making it a small yard in the transition era, but I still can't quite wrap my feeble little mind around a way to operate it. After reading and looking at several prototypes I can't seem to find one that fits so to speak. Anyone have any ideas that might point me in the right direction?