Looking for plans for a shelf layout
I'm looking for advice and/or plans for a shelf/switching layout. The fixed parameters are: HO, standard gauge, 9 feet by 18 inches, at least one connection to 'the outside world' one one end. The rest is flexible, though I'm thinking the time period is somewhere between 1920 and 1960. The idea is to have a layout that can be run standalone or be attached to an existing layout or another unit.
One concept I have been toying with is that this is the end of the line. There would be some small to moderate-sized businesses and some kind of railway maintenance facilities - repair shed, water tower (abandoned, depending on era), etc. Maybe some passenger facilities, but pretty minimal (though a cut above the Klamath Falls station in southern Oregon...).
Alternatively, the mainline passes through and while the businesses would be the same, there might be little or no railroad servicing features. Tim Warris' Port Kelsey comes to mind (the 2 x 10 layout).
I have a couple of plans that I found online but I cannot remember where I found them. Someone may be able to help me identify them. I'll post them when I figure out how...
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