After listening to some of the suggestions.....I'm considering changing my plans for a U-shaped layout....to an around the room type.....big square donut with 18 inch wide platforms. I have the plywood cut to 36" wide now. If I cut it in half again....I'd have 18" x 36 feet. Probably just a tad more length than needed.....which is......perfect! I would pull it back a few feet from the short wall.....that way I could avoid needing lift bridges for the closet door and main door. If my numbers are correct....one mile in N scale is 33 feet. I would have an entire scale mile.
:: Mike Day :: N scale dismantler :: BNSF :: Canadian Pacific :: CSX :: NFS :: Union Pacific ::