When a circular track plan is used to build a model railway layout the amount of space required is often reduced dramatically. If creating a true N gauge micro layout in very limited space Peco Setrack first radius curves and points are often used. Using first radius components, sidings can easily be created running from a curved branch line towards the outer edges of the railway layout but not towards the inside of the circuit.
This strengthens the case for the inside of the branch line circuit to be used as an area to accommodate a station platform if a station is required for passenger trains.
Cramford is one of my N gauge scenic model railway layouts. To see more model railway layout baseboards I have designed and built visit my website www.brianford.co.uk.