Good job that Genesis never used that title instead of "I know what I like (in your wardrobe)"
Something I neglected to mention last night when pulling together the design brief is what I actually enjoy doing with a model railway and that is shunting wagons. Mostly I don't care much for passenger trains. I suppose it's nice to have them to vary things. But for the most part I just want to take a short freight train. Break it up in the goods yard, shunt a few wagons about, make up a new train and run it off to the fiddle yard.
Louth had a very busy and sizeable goods yard. Maybe too big for a small first time P4 layout. Both Sutton-on-Sea and Mablethorpe had reasonable goods yards. Perhaps I could base the layout design around one of them.
Shunting brings up the issue of couplings. What type shall I use? I have always been a huge fan of 3-links. It's the way the real thing did it. But I'm also curious about auto coupling systems like Sprat and Winkle and Alex Jackson types. Thats a debate for an entire post but is something more to add into the mix of things to consider