A check-list of requirements for consideration in planning your layout:

Most modellers build their first layout with no real idea of what they want to achieve beyond running trains. The deficiencies of the first layout soon become obvious, but the means of planning that "perfect" system only come with experience. There is no one layout that will suit everyone's requirements and building too many unsatisfying layouts can be frustrating.


Some suggestions of possibilities:


Before making final decisions as to your Empire's form, visit as many operating layouts as possible, consider layouts presented in magazines, visit an exhibition and ask what other people do. The Internet is a great forum, there is plenty of advice to be had, good and bad!
Finally, have fun with your modelling!

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