This has been under development for a few years. I was always going to build what is known to most as Bodmin North. But was just Bodmin in the days that I was going to set it in. My modelling is based on the north Cornwall (NCR), ex LSWR, set in the period 1930/4. Well I had good usable templot plans for this, but, due to a move of work room etc, I would not be able to set it up in its full 8.5 metre length. So what to do? The room I use as a work place now is 3150 square. I do need to go Infront of the door which is in the corner. So instead of closing the I loose 150mm on one side. It at least means I do not need take a part down to get out while playing trains. So I'm left with an L shape. The plan has been designed to be one large curve, yes I know it leaves a large empty corner. I will have two or three back sidings running into along the wall for covered storage, save putting stock away after play time. I should have a space big enough to get into if needs must. The tightest curve on the layout is the entry into station bay, this is about 1650r. The rest are all greater than 1800r. The point work all varies from A7 to C9 for the bay entry. The track work will be made by using CL components to 31.5 gauge. This gives a much smoother ride using Slater's wheels. As I still want to build Bodmin at some stage I want to use some of the buildings from there. Saves doing things twice. The stock I have and build is always with this in mind. The list is quite short as I seem to spend more time making and selling rather than constructing stuff for me. There are at the moment about 30 wagons completed, three locos, a G6 an 0395 almost finished, and BWT. I am organising a scratch build for an X6. Coaches are my main short fall, I have half a 2 coach gated PP finished and 3 or 4 paneled LSWR bogies in the wings. I would like a brake comp, probably an iron clad, for part of the ACE. Or a Maunsell, all nice and new. Well having bored you with the preliminaries let's see where we are. The latest plan needs some alterations doing. The idea is sound but sidings just need adjusting. Here are views to the station end and to the fiddle yard end, which will be a sector plate hopefully with 4 X 1200 tracks. This is enough for a 4-4-0 and 2 59' carriages. The imagination takes the two lines exiting the scene into one just beyond the bridge and trees that will be the scenic break. Now the goods shed. Here it as draw, but I have decided it needs to be parallel to the run round loop, as seen in second photo This also brings doing the cattle dock. The cattle van shows where I think it will end up, and the dock just behind the wagon, probably big enough for two wagons. On to the terminus end. From front to back, platform line, number one siding with the wagons, and number two behind these. One of these I see as being storage for the coal wagons for the small gas works off scene at the fiddle yard end. Above you can see also what will be half relief railway cottages and station masters house, they may be shortened and moved to the right 300mm. Here is a partly finished May sell composite, at run round clearance on the point work. The platform is long enough just to take a pair of these. So 48 footers and 6 wheelers will not be a problem. The other track I want to move is the bay. In the photos above and below you will see, I want to move it to the right, so that the platform continues on the same width as it is by the station building. This I feel will flow much better. That's where I am as of today. I now feel I can make the base boards. It will be made in sections, all different in size, this is to make it so it can be moved even those it is a fixed home based layout. I expect once the track and wiring is done it will be bolted together for scenic work.