I'm trying to get ahead this year. I've decided to try and build Ken's 5x17 from THIS thread (plan M715-01_5x17_v1b).
Besides LOVING the plan, my thinking is this plan would also allow future expansion (i.e. maybe... an elevated section, a yard for parking, and/or a large around the room loop). The Christmas Tree will be right in the middle.
Last year was my 1st real year of having a train around the tree. I shot myself in the foot by waiting too long to order track and then getting a batch of bad turn-outs. Hopefully, this year will be different.
My main question: When I try to manually re-create the plan from AnyRail to SCARM (SCARM's track piece labeling makes it easier when building, I think), I get 4 gaps that aren't seen on AnyRail. I assume this isn't a problem, and/or maybe just a settings issue (mine are set at 0.079" & 2 degrees)??? But before I start ordering switches and track, I thought I'd better ask...
Also, (I think I know the answer, but...) changing the turn-outs from O-48 to O-60 (utilizing more of what I already have) is a major redesign, right?