I'm still a fan of double deck layouts, but I hope I don't have another helix to connect the two levels. It's boring to just stand there for 4-5 minutes until the train comes out at the top. I do plan on using a helix to and from staging, and continuous running however.
I'll be taking a break between layouts, during that time I'm going to try and get some structures built for the new pike, that and get some home improvement projects done that have been on the back burner.
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Now for Legos and Ping Pong.