One pic here, track plan for for my dad's layout, most likely the final *minus construction revison*. As you read the text in the image, it'll explain a little of the vison I got...
The forward most track will be raised on a steel viaduct, the RR's shops and micro-yard are on a raised hill on the lower right. The station will be most likely where it shows in the text, either that or in the middle crossover. The river will be a fairly deep gorge, in the area of 6 inches from the lower town basin, 9-12 from the other side! The lake in the back however will be in the area of 2-3 inches below the RR bridge. The top left has a raised hill area with a mine (primary customer of the RR).
I still need to work in an interchange track somewhere, where stuff can go in and out, and an industry or 2 for switching.
The RR will employ 3 maybe 4 Alco's, 2-3 steam engines (old power, but still used on occasion), and 2 smaller switchers, a GE 44 ton & GE 25 ton. RR rolling stock will include Tichy 22' ore hoppers and some sort of 3 bay steel hoppers. In the area of 20 total, plus some other stuff, 30' flat, fmr CNW caboose, and maybe a transfer caboose. One plow of some sort, and a Rotary too, maybe, after all this RR is a fictional Northern WI, Upper MI RR.
Outside rolling stock will also venture in, of coarse, and if I could only get my dad the new comp, and get him into coming here, someone could interchange and get some of his raw goods, lol.
Anyways, from this plan you can't see, but I plan to cram this layout, at least the town half, as tight as possible, so it looks interesting. Lots of action, buildings, cars, and people. Narrow alleys and retaining walls... The RR's yard will be accessed via a dirt/gravel road on next to the tracks, with the retaining wall on the other side. It'll probly be chainlink fenced, and gated with a guard house.