Ok, here is my story. About a year ago after becoming frustrated with my own efforts I hired a designer to design a layout in my space. I was put on his waiting list and after 10 months he still had not gotten to me. So, he refunded my deposit and here I am back at square one. I see that there are many talented designers on this forum. So, anyone that is willing to help me, I would appreciate it. I really don't want to wait anymore. I going to start something plan or no plan. My room is 115"x90" with a 28" door in one corner. I 'll try to post a sketch of the room. I want to have a model somewhat based on modern day Norfolk Southern. The layout will run modern loco's and an Amtrack passenger train (my son insist on a passenger train) Our idea is to have the passenger train run through the wall into our office where there will be a passenger station. We want the layout to have continuous run, we are willing to live with a duck under at the door. We want a fair amount of switching on the layout, like working small one or two track industries. I have some prototype sketches if that would help. But, it can be simply made up. Also, I plan to attach the bench work to the walls. Any help or advice is appreciated. I am having problems posting my sketch, I will keep trying.