As I studied these things, I began to think that this would be a good prototype for a new layout I could build in the future, possibly when I had more room for one than I had at that time.
During this period of time I had dismantled a 12 ft x 3 ft layout that had been along a long wall in my spare bedroom / office space. That layout consisted of my two 4 foot Ntrak modules, two end sections, and a staging yard. This layout was replaced by a 12 ft shelf layout at a 51 inch height in the same location and that was loosely based on the Southern Pacific's Northwestern Pacific branch in Northern California. Also during this time I was continuing to operate and further finish the two Ntrak modules.
One of the things I noticed was that there did not seem to have been much modeling the Palisade Canyon area going on in any scale.