Several threads going back into last year have touched on getting started in O scale 2 rail, switching layouts or minimal space layouts, and other related things. This has gotten me started thinking about building a small point-to-point switching shelf layout (since that’s all I have room for). My townhouse in Houston doesn’t have any room for a layout of any size, but our ranch house on our rural property has a 17’ x 15’ “man cave” which is primarily a cigar-and-spirits room. Due to the layout and taking into account it’s uses and points of ingress/egress, I only have one 17’ wall and parts of two of the 15’ walls available to use.
Below is the first of the 15’ walls; the layout will begin at the windows on the left and extend to the brick wall corner, then continue to the right past the small bar against the plank wall and under the tv in the right corner. (This is the 17’ wall.)