Well, since my last message, I have operated two different layouts. One was Huge (and that is an understatement). I only had a small part. But, it did give me a good taste of what a big layout has to offer. The other layout was one of our club member's layout - Ken's Clinch Field. It is a great layout to operate. For the one session, I was an engineer. Then I switched and did the Dispatch position. I goofed up on both of these positions. But, I sure did learn a lot.
But... continuing with the layout design, I found a couple websites that can help.
I have doodled with the layout design - nothing that I really like yet. Most are just ideas - to see if something works. I was kind of hoping that I would see a layout design that pops out and says, "this is it - the one that I am going to make". But, nothing yet. I am kind of thinking that this will not happen, and that I will be settling on a layout design because it is the best I could come up with. I kind of think I should wait on building anything until I get the "got to have this one" feeling. Otherwise, I feel that I will be settling on a design that I may not like. However, it has been fun and educational so far.
(above added July 7th, 2006)