martin goodall wrote:Take a look at Chris Nevard's Catcott Birtle layout - a simple (but very attractive) through station fed by a sector plate fiddle yard at each end (4 roads each, allowing 7 trains to pass through the scene before the sequence is repeated - you need one free road in one of the fiddle yards at any one time).
I can't remember the dimensions, but this information can no doubt be found on Chris Nevard's own website.
This layout always struck me as both visually attractive and interesting to watch. I don't think the length of the fiddle yards at each end was ever an issue.
The scenic part is, I think, 5' by (about) 16")
I'm a great fan of the "bitsa station" approach, from Llanastr to its further developments....
This particular idea (originally done by Ken Gibbons in EM as New Quay ) here shown in Warners back catalogue http://www.rmweb.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=13897
always strikes me as the ideal way to have long modern trains in half (or less) of the space needed