In the first post of this thread I said we were downsizing and moving to a house where my wife and I would share the den for her office and my train room. That house is a model and there is a long story, but the short story is that the deal fell through. Our current house is sold and we are closing on 11/15. We had anticipated this and had an alternative option, a house that we can close on the same day, 11/15. The good news is that my wife will have a spare bedroom for her office and I will have a spare bedroom for my train room. I will be able to build a U shaped layout, 8’ long on each leg of the U and 9’9” on the base of the U. I have to begin working on a new plan but that will have to wait until after we move. I’ll keep you informed as I make progress after we settle into the new home.