There is so much to conceder when planning a layout. It's not just I have x amount of space, so put the track here, here, and here. It's everything else. Where to put the other elements like towns, building, trees and landscaping. Tunnels and bridges, waterfalls and ponds. I have a very large space and this spring, as soon as the ground thaws I will be digging the holes for the ponds and building up the waterfall. I can't wait to get started, but it snowed again. Just a reminder that spring isn't here yet. lol.
So I'm at the drawing board and trying to set up where I want things to go and do the track layout. I will have a train soon, and that should make it lots of fun getting it started.