Below is a hand drawn 'final' plan of what I hope to achieve. As its hand drawn, its not to scale but fits the space I have well. The descriptions of the areas are below the image:
-The right hand side and bottom right corner is a 6 platform station (4 through 2 bay), and an engine stable. The station building will be on a board above the platforms, which will hide the corners and also give an impression of a bigger station.
-The top right corner is the incline up to the container terminal (at the back of the mainline and suggested by jon_1066 in my last thread, so thank you so much for the idea), and also a plasser/network rail siding. The main line loop continues under the container terminal. Also under the container terminal will be a couple of storage lines, capable of holding 4 coaches. Otherwise there would be a fair bit of wasted space and this means I do not have to keep getting smaller trains in and out of boxes.
-The top left of the layout is the continuation of the loop, and then a TMD. This area is still far from decided as to the layout so could change as time continues. It will roughly contain a DMU/EMU shed with 4 roads, an engine shed of 2 roads, fuel point, wash and other sidings. In terms of 'road access' for 'real life issues', that will be via a ramp from the upper container depot.
-As we come around to the bottom left corner, this will be mainly 2 track mainline and scenery. Depending on how I lay out the TMD, it may contain a head-shunt and access point to the TMD. However, there will for sure be less trackwork here, otherwise operation gets complicated, and this is one of the best areas for scenery (due to ceiling height), and the UK does contain some scenery and not full of track lol.
-The bottom wall of the layout is going to be a very narrow, and pretty much scene-less area as the loft hatch is in this area, and one section will be a 'lift out' section due to the ladders etc. The area is only for the purpose of operating a continuous loop, and there will be plenty to keep me going on the other 3 sides so that I do not worry about the basic-ness of this side.
So, on to the construction side.
The base boards for the 'top' part of the plan are done. I just need to do the far left baseboards and the bottom baseboards. Once those are in, the real fun can begin, although baseboard construction will have to resume later to build the upper container terminal. I will update the picture offering once all the boards are done, and as ever, feel free to comment (as its always good to get other perspectives incase Ive missed something glaringly obvious and such).
Happy new year all!