Who's the boss?

Who's the boss, you or your layout? By Burr Stewart
The war between scenery, industry track and yards
Building a layout involves a constant war between the forces wanting more scenery vs. more track. Further, there are conflicts between more space for industry spurs, switching yards and mainline running. This clinic presents one builder’s 30 year saga with these battles, with tips to give you confidence for making many of the tough decisions involved. Takeaways include: (1) the differences between the “planning” and “seeking” models of layout development, (2) how to pick which industries and details to quickly give your layout good amounts of “play value” for operations, and (3) pitfalls of the “growth mindset” and how to keep your layout (and its operators) from expanding your workload beyond your time available.

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