I have been a bit frustrated with the layout for a while now. Originally the large portion of the layout extending from the end of the bridge over the river to the far right was a couple of 4 ft. On30 modules. The Coke Oven bank and the siding made sense as this was just a couple of modules that would link to other modules. After I returned from the 2011 Narrow Gauge Convention in Hickory, NC I put the modules up on my BR wall and called it a “layout”. The thing is .. what worked for an On30 modular club doesn’t work for a layout as small as mine because what I ended up with is really an operating diorama.
I had been thinking that if I removed the coke oven bank I would open up room for actual operation (perhaps) and a place for more structures .. something I really need.