Another couple of days thinking and planning, some more pictures and more questions.
Along with the track plan, I've also been researching potential locos and such like - having a location to base things on certainly focus' one's mind.
I've reworked the headshunt for bar end yard and now have this - which I think will work well - if needs be, I can remove one of the sidings to make more room for buildings and scenery.
I've also located a track plan for the station at Chesil
the siding top left is to a livestock loading area.
double track off to the left is towards Shawford, the Hockley viaduct and Bar End Yard (in real life, not in my model!)
Black box bottom centre is a signal box.
the single track off to the right runs pretty much straight into a tunnel - which again I will not be able to model.
So the question really is, how best to incorporate the station plan above, into the space I have in my current plan - as shown below:
Green line is at 0, pink line is descending from left to right and will probably be hidden by either low relief buildings or a backscene.
All the white track is at high level. I've got a reasonable amount of space to play with below the platforms.
One of my major considerations is where the top white line crosses over the pink on the right - I need to be careful how far south the white lines come - or I'll loose clearance for the line climbing beneath it.
I don't have much space for head shunts or sidings on the left of this image.
I'll be having a play in SCARM, but would appreciate any input the hive mind of NRM can provide.
Best Wishes All,