Board built, last fiddling about with track plan. Topic shortly to become an 'under construction' thread!!
Welcome to version 2!
The idea is its a branchline terminus to fiddle yard that happens to be wrapped in a circle. The spur in the top left is the fiddle yard entrace (which may just be a single cassette...).
Trains run clockwise around to the station (hornby placeholder platforms!) where passenger operations can run around for a return. Freight can run into the headshunt and drop wagons into the yard behind the engine shed, this headshunt will include small coaling facility.
The long spur leading to the placeholder station buildings will be a gentle incline up to what will be industial sidings. This raised area will link to the overbridge for the station's access. The incline doesn't need to cross tracks so is just high enough for a senic break effect.
The inside line has its own little loco and poses as a semi-independant industrial line... the goods shed will likely be replaced by suitable industrial facilities. The inside line is 1st radius, everything else uses second.
The ability to run in a circle is useful for children operators, running in locos and simply watching the trains when the mood takes me. I'm quite liking this setup now...
Oh, Does anyone have advice on how to wire in tube control old hornby points with the side turny switch? Attach a hook direct to the tie bar perhaps?