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My layout is a double loopback. I run only Live Steam so if you want ot run track power it would pose problems electrically (there are methods to handle the reverse loop wiring automatically).

But you could eliminate the switches and double-track the straight section.

I did it this way to get the maximum length to the straight section for "Highballin'!". The curves are all the same radius and liftout sections could be put in any of the straight places or in the reverse curve area of each loop.

I considered completing the circle on one end as a starting layout but decided to just go whole hog at once and I am glad I did. Now I want to put a roundhouse in the middle of one of the loopbacks with one or two switched leads to it from the straight section. That would eliminate the need to mow inside one of the circles.
 
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