I'm looking ahead to retirement and have been trying to plan a new layout. I've discarded everything that fits in my space for one reason or another, but over the weekend I was looking through the original 101 Track Plans by Linn Westcott. I found plan no. 45, the Superior and Iron Range. I would mirror it, move it a couple hundred miles south and reverse the elevations. It would have a largely agricultural traffic base with some industry also. My question is, how much importance do you folks attach to the relatively modern belief that a train should only pass through a scene once? This plan has (or can have with a few changes) everything else I want, but is point to point with a dogbone to increase the length of the mainline. I like it, but it's somewhat dated in that respect. I'd be interested in everyone's thoughts on the subject.