> I'm would like to build a HO point to point switching layout. Will be
> 18"-24" wide around the wall two corners in room shelf type layout.
> My question is, does anyone know if there are any books or where on the
> web to find layout plans for switching layouts. All the books I've seen
> have only small 4x8 beginners or full room massive layouts.
You need to find a good train shop that has lots of books. There
are quite a few track planning books out there and your best bet
is to look through them to find the ones which offer the type of
information that you're looking for. I don't know if they are
still in print, but Lynn Wescott and John Armstrong both did
famous track planning books which included numerous shelf
layouts. If you can't get to such a store try www.kalmbach.com
and browse the books they have. Another good publisher is
Carstens. I don't know if they have a web site. They have about 4
different books on layout design and planning and some of them,
like the Trackwork Handbook, are pretty definitive refernce
guides. One thing you'll need for sure is a Walthers catalog. The
Walthers catalog will prove invaluable as you ponder what type of
structures your railroad will serve as well as let you see about
10,000 other model railroading products most of which you'll
decide you need so there will go both your time and your money.