I have had a long term ambition to build a model of Bodmin station. Most of the model making I do for my self is aimed at this. I've got a plan for it but at over 7metres long, it won't fit in my 3.1 metre work room. When my workshop was downstairs it would or could of been set up through the door. I hope in our next move or house build we can accommodate it. I still would like a layout, not that I'm a great one for playing trains, more for something different to build when I lose the loco building mojo. Plus it will help my layout modelling skills in other directions. I have managed to get something that I think is workable in my 3.1m. by curving it I get 2.5 of visible track and a minimum of 1m on a sector plate. Long enough for a small tank and a couple of 48 footers. I am staying within a fictional place around Bodmin, North Cornwall area. Set in the very early thirties. A name will appear when I find something that takes my fancy. Along with some history to why this odd little line was built. Below are a couple of pictures of the plan resting on the floor to see if my sums were correct. Seeing it in place leads me to see if a few bits can be tweaked. I want to use some of the Bodmin buildings, so that if and when the other plan comes together I will have some components in hand. Station building will up by the wall near to the double slip. Goods shed by the end wall using the 3rd line away from the wall. The forth line will be shortened by almost a metre. There seemed to be more space on the screen than on the print out. This will have a row of unloading sheds like Bodmin gas works the bay to the extreme right may move around a bit until I'm happy with it. Could well become the line for the parcel/newspaper delivery and have a cattle pen. Signal box closer to the sector plate. I also imagine the station facilities continue where the sector plate is. I think it will need to be a bridge to hide the exit to the layout an maybe a few trees to hide the bridge a bit. I am hoping I can make a start with the boards in a week or so. Am also seeing if I can get my mental picture onto paper. All comments welcome. It's 30 years since I had dealings with a layout.