DonR saw the drawing of my new layout on another thread and suggested that it might also be helpful for those who checkout this thread on occassion looking for different ideas?
The layout plan itself evolved over a few months during the latter part of 2015 and beginning of 2016. Construction of the benchwork started in the middle of March 2016 and is a combination of 3 4x8, 2 4x6 and 1 3x6 sections being joined together. The whole benchwork has casters making it somewhat portable (I am able to move it by myself) and allows for easy access to areas that are more difficult to reach.
Overall dimensions are 24 ft wide, 8 ft on the left and 14 ft on the right. Lionel 027 tubular track has been used throughout, Lionel 042 switches are currently being used, although I will be replacing the six (6) on the front mains and siding with Ross Switches very soon. Overall I am very pleased with this new layout and being 70 something...I'm enjoying it too!!!
Here is the drawing of the layout with accessories, buildings, roads, etc., and how it looks today. Still doing work on scenery and planning for the finished backdrop...