While working on the Portage Flyer layout idea I started to think of alternatives that could be modelled with less of a change in elevation. CP used to run a really fascinating car float operation in the BC interior between Roseberry and Nakusp. I really like the idea of a layout with three main switching areas arranged as I’ve been discussing and a version of the CP operation would work well here too.
My plan is fairly close to the same general arrangement as the prototype. Fellow N scale modeller Mark Dance has been doing an absoloutely amazing job of modelling this same subdivision and he’s been posting really great Youtube videos of the layout. Here’s his video of the same car float operation I’m considering: