After some deliberation and with some sadness I've decided to give up on my layout Wheeldon Mill. These last few years and months I have noticed I'm not able to lift and shift things I once found a doddle. It may also mean the end of Thaxham too but I haven't decided on that yet. So, what next. I made a mental list, nothing in writing as I will chop and change things for certain as I go along!, first, it needs to be easily handled meaning simplicate and add lightness. Operated from the front and a seated position, I can't stand for any length of time, so that means point motors and auto couplers, my preferred type, Spratt and Winkle. Size, 8ft/2.4mtrs x 18in/45cm with two boards. Made from 9mm ply for top, ends and sides. I have already had the components cut for me by my local timber yard so hopefully nice and square. I have two points, one left, one wye and a double slip. I've also got some point kits I bought at the same time as KeithM so I've got some choice if necessary. The end will have a cassette fidlleyard within the layout. Plus I want a small wharf at the front. I spent an hour or two yesterday with the two board tops playing with the points and some track trying to get a workable plan and I think I've come up with something feasible. Anyway, a couple of dodgy photos that should give an idea of what I want to build. I'm going to do some work on the grey point and buy some more track but I hope you will get the drift on what I'm trying to achieve. Thanks for looking, cheers, Pete.