I was thinking about changing over to Peco. I was also thinking that in the near future I would like to invest in the Fast Track system for making my own turnouts and double slips. After reading Armstrong's book, I even changed my mind about trying to construct a double track layout, keeping instead to a single track with passing sidings here and there.
I guess it was a good thing though that I did take the time to build the Croxton Terminal as that was a great learning experience, teaching me about clogging the mainline, DC wiring, ballasting, scenery, Kadee #5 & #148 couplers, uncoupling ramps, soldering and now with the Armstrong book, the physics and mathematics that goes along with passing through that barrier from the roundy round to realistic operation.
As for the Croxton Terminal, during the time from the last sequence of photos, while I was thinking about improving the layout, I was also building trees and a few more houses. I'll post that shortly.
But thanks and if anyone can point me into the right direction cost effectively and design-wise (mainly links) you'll always have my gratitude.