For what it's worth...the current track configuration in West Hanover looks very much like the remnants of a classic small (3'x4'??) twice-around or maybe a 5'x5' twice-around for West Hanover and Hanover. Maybe the original twice-around was expanded (Layout Phase 2?) by adding the main loop around the Hanovers, New Oxford, and Berlin Jct, and then Abbitstown, the Yard and Pigeon Mountain. Or maybe the Yard was first and the towns came later. Regardless of how this plan came to be, it looks like it would be fun to operate. The three towns (New Oxford, Hanover, West Hanover) and the industries along the mainline (at New Berlin, Abbitstown, Switch 77, and Switch 18 (and Switch 9?) provide ample road-switching opportunities, and thru freight and passenger service could depart the yard, orbit clockwise or counterclockwise and arrive at the other end of the yard. I agree with Mr. Trainiac, that the yard seems small, and at some point in the future, as time/finances/motivation allow, you may want to consider reconfiguring the East Berlin Yard and also widen the 3 foot section between Abbitstown and the Yard from 1 track width to 3 track widths: 1. Relocate the Main to by-pass the yard...all the way from Abbitstown (eastward through the straight leg of the East Berlin Yard North Switch, which would be the right turnout Switch Y1 relocated to a position near Switch 1), southward along the east (right) side of the shelf parallel to the track that presently runs from Switch Y1 to Switch Y8 and curving westward parallel to the track that presently runs from Switch Y8 to Switch 14. The relocated Main would then connect directly to the base of Switch 13, continuing clockwise around Pigeon Mountain and, near where Switch 14 is currently located, would curve to run parallel inside the curve of the relocated Main and connect directly to the track that comes south from Switch Y8 in the Yard. To increase length of the Arrival/Departure track(s), left turnout Switch Y8 could be shifted south to where Switch 14 is currently located and would become the East Berlin Yard South Switch. This new configuration would eliminate the reversing loop around Pigeon Mountain; however, if you still want to have a reversing loop so you can turn an entire coal train or passenger train between operating sessions without backing it or removing cars from the track, it would be possible to leave the Pigeon Mountain block wired as an automatic reversing block and put in a crossover between the relocated Main and the track into the revised south end of the yard to accomplish this. 2. Run an Arrival-Departure track that runs parallel to the Relocated Main southeast from a right turnout near the east end of the 3 foot narrow section, south to the relocated Yard South Switch Y8 (near current Switch 14). 3. Run a yard lead eastward parallel to the Relocated Main from relocated Yard North Switch Y1 near Abbitstown Switch 1 until it curves to run southward parallel to the Arr-Dep track(s). There would be a left handed crossover (made of a right TO and a left TO) from the yard lead to the Arr-Dep track, and, immediately south of the crossover, there would be a right turnout on the yard lead that provides access to the engine facilities, rip track, and caboose track, followed by another right turnout that starts the 4-track stub-ended yard ladder. (The stub-ended yard could potentially allow 11 to 15 cars per track depending on how far north you start your ladder, AND how far west you extend the north end of your yard lead. [Note: Length of yard lead should equal length of longest yard track, and Arr-Dep Track should be able to accommodate all cars from longest yard track plus 1 caboose and 2 locos (if you plan to use multiple units of power).] 4. Run an engine running track parallel to the stub ended yard tracks and, at the north end of the yard, tie it into the yard lead near the crossover from the yard lead to the arrival departure track, and at the south end, tie it into the yard lead about 2 loco lengths from the end of the yard lead, so either locos or a caboose can be added to or removed from the south end of a train on the arrival-departure track without having to foul the Main. 5. The engine facilities, turntable, and roundhouse may need to be shifted a little more northward, so there is enough space at the southern end of the yard for both the clockwise/outside portion of the loop and the counter-clockwise/inner portion of the Pigeon Mountain Main.