Ken, from your previous postings I've seen a pattern of many very creative solutions, but this one tops the cake in my opinion. Unlike the others, which have generally accommodated odd or unique limitations, e.g. oddly-shaped rooms, the need for strange combinations of curves of different diameters, steep grades, etc., this one is important because it was created with no such restrictions in place. To be sure the others are all superb, each in their own way, but this one is extra special.
Over the last couple of years I've looked at most if not all of Lionel's showroom, dealer, and dream layouts from back in the day without finding one I like. For obvious reasons none were created with today's track options in mind, and so are rather limited in "play value". (Maybe we're spoiled). Until I saw this one I was beginning to think that I'd have to go with a massive, custom, around-the-room arrangement to overcome this.
I think I've finally solved my problem, thanks to you.
Good work. Thanks immensely.