Anybody see Tony Koester's new 4-part series starting in this month's MR on building a sectional O scale switching layout? Based on NKP branch in Indiana circa 1954. Looks just like what I want to do, other than the railroad and geographic location.
It appears that he's doing it in Proto48 with hand laid track, but he says it's equally applicable to those who want to use standard O scale track and turnouts (Atlas, etc.).
Undoubtedly some good and applicable ideas/inspiration for a lot of O scalers. No matter, it's refreshing to see something other than the usual N and HO.