So I am going to start a layout late spring or early summer. I know I am going to put it in one half of my 2 car garage (need to park the car still) So I am looking at half of a double garage and I have allotted roughly either 8x14 or 9x14 space.
Now the dilemma is I know we are moving in about 3-4 years, so all I really want to do is run trains. Probably won't worry too much about scenery on this layout unless I make this a modular layout. I have been looking at layouts for months and am lost. I will be using Atlas track and am thinking of 063 or 054 as a minimum radius. Right now all my engines will run on 054 or larger. I would like to run a minimum of 2 trains at once and would like a dedicated loop for a conventional PW set I have if possible. If it connects to the rest of the layout, I assume I will need block control. I have been thinking dogbone plans, but really am not sure. Would like one bridge and some sort of yard for switching I need some help from the gurus on this board. My mind is just going in 1000 different directions. Can this be done reasonable well or am I crazy? Ask any questions, I am here to learn and enjoy! Thanks for any help you can provide!
PS--I have a MAC, but DL SCARM on an old pc laptop we had, but haven't made much sense out of it. I am just not very creative in the design aspect.