Looking for opinions on these 3 layouts. All 3 have minimum O48 curves on a 6x12 layout. I mainly enjoy running trains rather than switching and/or yards. Each of these layouts has room for at least 1 turnout to park some small freight. I’m fine with traditional gauge engines / cars and don’t necessarily need to accommodate scale size trains. I do like a little more curves, twists, meandering than just plain oval layouts; ie. the “kid fun factor”.
The pretzel looks fun because of the twists and turns but it only has 1 reversing loop and the inner loop may be too tight. The double reverse has more reversing flexibility and more room for turnouts but it really only has the outer loop. The figure 8 with inner / outer loops probably would work better for longer trains or engines but it’s also very symmetrical and I wonder if I’ll get bored with it.
I don’t think any of the layouts have dangerous S curves or are too close to the edge of layout. So what say you? Anything I’m missing here?