Hi. I am new to the site but have been following many of the discussions in an attempt to learn about the basics and get back into model railroading. I enjoyed the hobby when I was a child. I believe in the carpenter’s rule – measure 2x, cut 1x, so I have spent some time planning a layout using some of the ideas from the site. See attached. I know that this is a project, not something that can be completed in a couple of hours. This is going to more of a fun layout rather than a patterned after anything specific. The plan includes the option of do a complete round about through the crossing or separate loops. The outer loop will be elevated in the back with a bridge and the center oval will on trestles all around. I plan to construct a tunnel for the 2 outer tracks on the left with a village on top of the same. I am no expert in wiring or modeling. Plan is to use Lionel and command control throughout. Before I start ordering track and accessories I thought it best to ask the experts (see carpenter’s rule). Any suggestions would be welcomed.