I need a home for this micro project therefore I'm a plank! The layout project sort of is, have a look: Photobombed by his Lordship but you get the idea! Inspired by many of the other micro-layouts this will be mine. Research for my Peckett project took me to Stratford Works where Departmental Locomotive #33 resided until the early '60s. Further research of this huge site convinced me that one could indulge by modelling just one small area of it so this is an "inspired by" corner where the Work's shunters hang out. The above is the first mock-up using foam board, a glue gun and a USB full of Scalescene pdfs to photoshop and print out on sticky back paper. To keep me on track I've been making notes: The custom Tim Horn baseboard will be open across one corner, 775x325mm plus the bulge for the turntable. (overall 844x373mm, 3'x1' equiv. area) Traverser extensions will fit onto the right-hand end and Peco loco-lifts will reduce on/off stock handling. The track is Peco's code 75 Bullhead, including the "unifrog" single turnout. The turntable is Fleischmann's 180mm 6134C indexing and auto-reversing HO model; old tech but a well tried, tested and reliable system. The turnout will switch using a MTB5 (inc.DPDT) servo automatically, linked to the turntable's road selection. Loco control (only) will be DCC with an NCE Twin permitting two simultaneous movements. The twin road traverser will be a custom built precision linear slide and hand-wheeled for now using magnets for alignment, that's plan (a). Stepper motor operation may follow one day... The plan could scale easily into 'O' gauge; tempting with the number of excellent RTR shunters that have appeared in recent years and a trend that's still building momentum. For now at least OO offers more advantages for portability and it'll fit nicely on our canal boat. Later I'd produce a 3D model of the baseboard and the turntable's secondary purposes will become more apparent - I want to use it as a revolving locomotive display stand so models can still be enjoyed between running sessions. The darker brown section in the centre of the schematic will be a pull-out integrated stock box.