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it's only a pie in the sky idea now.

I am really considering switching to 'N' scale too. Just because I can do more in less space. I am working on an 'N' layout now so I can look at them both for a while before I have to decide.

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The only trip up I see is four hidden reversing loops, 3 on the left, one on the right, that are going to be a treat to wire. Basically, a reverse loop builds a short circuit into your layout. You can use them, it just takes careful wiring, isolating blocks and a couple of DPDT switches at the minimum, a special electronic reversing circuit is also available.
 

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it looks Great.

In the upper right you have an oval track. The track that comes in to it on the lower left. Why not make that a "Y" track? Just my two cents.

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I am planning on doing it in DCC.

I also think I have decided to go N scale. And thus the layout has changed. but I think it's an improved version of this one.

I'll try to post another pic later today of the revision.

I know that the reversing loops are going to be a bit of a hassle, but I figure... if I am going to dive in... I might as well dive in from the high dive.

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While I have no real qualms wit hN-scale, I think that it is somewhat limited on choices of engines and rolling stock when compared to HO. But, an upside...Our old club also had N-scalers. They had far fewer derailments than we did on our HO layout. But, the HO'ers delved in and made some adjustments to cars and track and solve our problems.

Bob
 
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