Well, after much thought and a quick chat with my other half, it seems the only real location for my layout is the shed, all be it an L shaped shed. The attic was too small and has limit access and the garage is out of bounds for anything other than vehicles.
After measuring up the space available, an L shaped layout was the only option. I decided I wanted to keep running the same trains as before but had to compromise massively on space and as such, length of trains.
I decided I wanted a two platform station, engine stabling area, goods area, parcels platform and fiddle yard. I also have been looking through the Scalescenes downloadable kits and really fancy building some of the terrist houses and retaining walls. I would love to incorporate some of the brick arces and under arch units, but can't figure out where to place them.
Again, large eralistic points and curves were the order of the day. The line will have to be fictional, based somewhere in the Ex.LNER/GCR & Ex.Midland Railway area, set in the late 50's.
This is the plan as it stands at the moment. Notice the special scissor crossing I'm going to have to make at the end of the station! Train lengths restricted to 5 carriages. (Town buildings ommited for clarity)
Please feel free to recommend or criticise this layout. I'm after a little help with how to use some under track arches, but due to the fact the whole town area will be above the track level around the tunnel area, it makes it awkward. The goods sidings will have factories at track level and will not be surrounded by arches or retaining walls.