I tried to plan my layout without slips but couldn't get away without using a double in one place. Although it is early days I am not having any problems except getting in a muddle with which way the points are set. They are yet to be made electrically operated. I am now reconsidering the approach to a station and realise that a slip arrangement would improve space and flexibility and with the experience of the one double slip I am willing to give it a go. The new arrangement could either have 2 double slips or one double slip and 2 half slips. Just wonder if the option with 2 half slips is going to give me less potential problems than 2 doubles. On a slightly different note, did anybody see Hitchcock's Strangers on Train on Saturday. A very good view of 2 double slips in the first minute on the film.