Buzzard's Cove is a great way to keep fresh with layout building, and do some switching. It's not going to fill my need for a full time home layout. Luckily for me (or unluckily) I don't have any space available for something larger than a micro layout, until I either insulate and finish off the attic, or insulate and finish the shed. For clarity, the "shed" is a vintage 1920s one car garage with a dirt floor. It does have electricity run to it though. Ideally, if the funds become available, the garage is the choice, because it has much more useable space than the attic, and I could move the industrial side of Marsh Creek Miniatures out there as well.
The photo attached is a track plan that I thought would work out well in HOn30. It's a 4x8, which I'm not a huge fan of, but I like the "flow" of the design. If I remember correctly, the plan was called "Arcata and Mad River" and it was published in Model Railroader, or one of their insert books, probably close to 10 years ago. There was another section of the layout that was to fill two more walls of a standard bedroom, lengthening the railroad considerably. If anyone has any more information about this layout, please comment, or shoot me an email with more details. I had this mag at one point, but I can only assume it went out with a "purge" of old stuff.
What do you think? Open up the 4x8 to an L shape? Skip the design all together, and go with a shelf system? Keep it as is?