My layout is turning into an odd looking double track figure 8 thingy. The idea of the train leaving one station, only to pull into the next one isn't good.... even if I had the train stand still in the hidden section. So, figure 8 to the rescue... kind of. So, how high up does the crossing track need to be if I run 1940's British steam? And how steep can the climb be? I'm getting the hang of XTrackCad so I know how to check and insert both things... I just need the numbers to work with. If it can't be done in the space I have, I'll need to modify once again. Designing the layout is fun, but hard as well... too many ideas, too little space.