Hello everyone. I am a brand new member here on the forum. I am a huge model train collector and about to construct my first true layout. I am putting my track plan together (slowly unfortunately) in order to press forward. My train room will house a 20’ X 18’ X 20’ with a “L” shaped return of 8’ X 12’ HO scale DCC layout. I have built my bench work from 2’ X 4’s, 1’ X 3’s and 1/2” plywood. I have roughly 2” foam board loosely down for the top. Unfortunately that’s where things have stopped completely. I have been collecting since I was 11 years old in hopes that one day I would have the space to build that dream layout. I plan to have 2 mainlines, downtown area, industrial area, coal mines, a good size paper industry with logging via short line, a few ponds/rivers, tunnels and some high mountains. I do struggle with the era because I have pieces from about 1970’s to 2000 range. I am still learning by reading online, watching YouTube’s “how to’s” etc... There is a lot I want to put into this layout. Lots more planning to do and much to learn. The track layout plan has me rather stuck and I truly underestimated how important this part is. I find myself overwhelmed of where to begin. I have spent years and thousands of dollars gaining all the “stuff” never thinking the track plan would be my hold up. I have tried softwares, track planning magazines, videos and every thing under the sun honestly to get a plan together that I could begin building with. My request from fellow hobbiest (hopefully on this forum) that I am willing to pay someone to put a plan together for me that I can not only learn from but begin to build with. I need that extra confidence of something I can use as a map towards getting things going. It’s a offer whether anyone charges for this request or not. However, I am more than willing to provide exact measurements and my vision of what I hope to achieve in my layout. I am easy going, open to suggestions and advice. I am certain that once I have this guide I could really get rolling forward so if anyone is willing to help me out on this please send me a message. I would really appreciate it. I do plan to share my trip along the way with photos and videos of progress with the layout.