Obviously, the line will need a terminus.
The terminus for a modern tourist line doesn’t need extensive facilities. Let’s keep it simple: A run around loop, perhaps a small maintenance shed and a siding to store a wagon or two.
Then, we need to think of the passengers. Well, the railway isn’t a fancy affair: a platform, a ticket office and somewhere to buy a cup of tea. This will be all the line can afford.
After much sketching, designing track plans in SCARM and lots of scratching my head, I have settled for the design you see above.
It will allow me to create a 09 terminus for a ‘present day’ tourist line on a board 122cm long x 46cm wide (approx. 48 x 18 inches). It’s compact, so it won’t take up too much room at home and it could be transported to exhibitions (if other people like it!). Plus, it could be expanded by adding other boards if I decide I really like modelling in 09.
I rather like the sketch. So far so good…