A few months ago, my local BLM agent (well, the wife) said that since my son & girlfriend moved out into their own apartment, the den was no longer a converted bedroom. It has become the new home of my new HO scale Frisco-themed layout The space I have to work with will be 17 by 8 feet, which will give me 3feel along one side for access to a closet and access to the garage. I am looking at Blenheim no wider than 18 inches along 3 walls with a layout height of 52 inches from floor to top of track. I may get model the Paris, Tx area in the mid-70s, which will allow me to include Mopac, Santa Fe and SO (all of which serves Paris back then). I will be focusing on shippers served by Frisco and using the other 3 roads as interchange. Santa Fe and Frisco shared a single yard, and swapped switching duties, so that should be fun. Motive power will be 4-axle, and all EMD. If I move past the mid-70s to the latter part of the decade, SP is gone. This is still in the planning stages, but it should be fun to operate. I will have updates and hopefully a rough sketch of a track plan later on.