sishades wrote:How will you power the track, is it just a case of lots of switches or two controllers?
Currently the wiring is a bit of a hotch potch but the intention is that it can be run in either DC or DCC and there are a few isolating sections. In fact the layout is also split into 3 blocks to allow for multiple controller use with separate blocks for the up and down main lines and the yard itself.
In the grand plan (this could just be a dream) the layout can be equipped with a couple of fiddleyards or a loop round into a set of stock sidings. In this case the current (as yet unbuilt except in my head) control panel can delegate control of the up and down main lines or indeed the yard to other controllers. This would allow trains to run on the main lines independently of shunting operations in the yard or allow a controller in the fiddle/stock yard to drive a train out of the yard.
As you can probably tell the plans are far grander than are ever likely to see the light of day.