I've created a layout in scarm that I would love some feedback on.
My "main" layout (with 060/072 curves) is presently a floor layout, and traditional toy trains don't look or feel at home next to the big scale-length locos. I'm also not in a position to do any scenery, etc, on this main layout. So I thought I'd create a second small-ish table layout that I can easily leave out for display or disassemble and store somewhere as life needs change.
I have a 4x6 wooden table that I am able to expand to a 4x8 with the addition of a table leaf to one end. I would like to use it to build a 4x6 layout that I can expand to a 4x8. It is two-track in 4x6, but if expanded to 4x8 it can accomodate three independently-running trains. The inner loop is 031 and the outer loop and upper bridge are 036. All switches are 036.
I am going for a more scenic, small forested mountain look with a small creek down the middle of the layout. Structures I'd like to include are a water tower (the brown cylinder), abandoned freight station or Lionel's Hobo Station (red roof building), and in the removable/expandable section I'd like to use the Cripple Creek Lumber Mill (gray building), although it might be too big. Comments and cautions are appreciated! I am not sure how I will go about building the upper bridge - I would like to do some sort of wooden trestle bridge but I think that might be too tall an order. I would love what the more seasoned layout builders and operators think!
Thanks for reading
Update: per request I have attached the track plan as well as a picture without any scenery.