Thinking about going to S scale. I don't have room for O anymore and HO was with my son. I plan to have him tell me what he wants to keep in our HO selection, he might want a few O train items. Then everything will go up for sale or traded at a hobby shop for S scale trains. I plan on only running DCC and scale wheel trains. I have a American Models E8 AA set in DL&W that will get ESU loksound installed. I have a few other American Models engines on the list, Pennsy GG1 and matching budd cars. Train masters in CP, DL&W and Reading. RS-11 in D&H, E8 in ATSF with matching budd cars. And to round out the engine list, 2 or 3 of the new Legacy berkshires.
On the scarm layout, dark green is level. Light green is tunnel, red is freight track in yard, orange in yard are passenger tracks. I plan on using a building front for the station with platforms between the two tracks. The light yellow is incline to the blue on a bridge, the black in street running. The brown is spurs for business's. Still in my head design for the little town, but this will be in the middle of the room walk around four side viewing. The track is American Models scale track, the outside is S-54 and the inside is S-48. All switches are powered 27" with some flex and 12" straights. The two spurs on either side of the street running are to park freight cars while switching the business's.
Does this look like a nice track design, I could effectively run three trains with this design. I have two tunnels, a bridge in the center as the focal point and I always wanted street running.