Time for another update on my planning. I've since decided to use the circle of curves I have for a 009 project (yes I know all the bunf about sleeper spacings) and have started trying to design an N gauge layout I can leave up in the spare/privy room if I can remove the bunkbeds from in there and put them in the landlords shed. I designed a new plan that is 1 meter long, 40cm wide and then would need another half a meter for a fiddleyard where I would have 45cm long casettes which can receive trains, turn them around and send them back, I'd have preferred a reverse loop but I'd rather have a simpler set up for storing trains off scene and to spend less on it too. So in keeping with my railway companies theme I could make the station Upper Muddleston, this is the plan I came up with anyways:
The loop can hold two bogie coaches, a cassette will hold a tender loco and two bogie coaches, or a tender loco, 5 wagons and a brakevan. The idea is that a goods train can arrive while a passenger train is in the station and it can go into the bay platform and shunt into the kick backs. There is the factory and I'll have a stables behind it for dray horses, I didn't have the ability to mark on a cattle dock alongside the bay platform. Theres also a goods shed on the factory road and behind it would be a small bus depot. By the station there is a road leading away which has a corner shop on one side and a pub on the other, the scenic break would be covered by a road overbridge. I'd need to squish in a signal box, water tower and coal stage at the front of the layout between tthe sheds and the exit to the fiddleyard. I'd love to get started I just don't have the wood.
That's all for now, need to resize some pics of my test set up of it to post.
"I love the way you call it Art, When you never even use your Heart, and I just wanna tear you Apart"