I decided I would start this thread about my progress on this layout. Decades ago I built an Ntrak module featuring a station for the Gun Creek & Mora RR. Turned out pretty nice and was very enjoyable, so now that I am back into this hobby, I decided to combine the Gun Creek into a branch of the Gorre & Daphetid Railroad. It will use the basic Plan 17 from 101 Track Plans, but expanded to 3'x 6'4" and use minimum of 11" curves and number 6 switches instead of the 7 1/2" curves and stubs and number 4 switches. Number 4s will only be used in the yards. Unitrack construction except for the Walther's 110' turntable that is on it's way now. A small staging track will start on the right hand end with the foot or so I will have left over. The layout will be built using 1x3s for the framing [ I hope I don't have to go to 1x4s] but that will be determined by how deep the motor for the turntable is. Gonna use 1" insulation board for main deck and then build up the elevation changes with 1/2" foam board [best laid plans, etc]. Eventually will be able to add a small 8"x3' extension off the left near corner, attaching to roughly 12" of the end from the station. I want to test all the track wiring before I start doing finish scenery as I can just tip the layout up to work underneath it first. It will use a Lifetime folding table as it's main support and I am going to put the control panel and power sources on a rolling cart so it can go under the layout when not in use. So today I tried out the layout plan and it will fit with the larger curves and it worked well! One of my ancient MRC power packs [a 1370] decided to pack it in though, so I grabbed an equally old MRC 2400 and it handled everything well. Hopefully the 1370 can still do duty for the AC stuff. Or at least the turntable? Oh, the turntable location is flopped from the plan, going on the left instead of the right, so The roundhouse will become the centerpiece. I cannot thank you ALL for so much good advice and knowledge you have imparted, saving me from many mistakes or things I had forgotten or have been changed since I was in this hobby last.