First Revenue Run & Second Thoughts! Today I finished the control panel by mounting the track plan. It is just Sharpie done freehand on a scrap of styrene packaging. Tonight I ran my first revenue train! Not counting the short test train I ran when all the block feeds were alligator clipped into one big jumble. My second thoughts are; In all honesty this will never be the logging railroad I really want. This layout is to the point of completion or in-completion that I normally get to then loose interest. To top it off, today on YouTube I saw a small HO logging layout that I think will scale down nicely to N scale on a HCD and pair nicely with the Micro Portage layout plan. So back to the current layout; I'm going to keep working on it as planned but eliminate three goals. I'm not going to try to back date to a logging line. I'm not going to convert to DCC. I'm not going to expand to an L shape. Eventually, when complete, this layout will become our holiday, englenook layout. No I'm not going to convert it to the well known Englenook Sidings track plan. The parlor (living room) in This Old Dump has a non working protruding fireplace. To one side of the hearth is a 30" x 90" englenook, Acme HCD is 30"x80". Eventually I'll be able to add 10" to the front interchange tracks and a frieght house.