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Hi Ben, welcome to the forum.

You are always limited with that size as you can imagine. The main issue is the radius of the curves.

One alternative is to narrow your layout and create a yard, perhaps with a turntable on one end; a station or another point of interest like a mine or goods terminal.

You can run the locos up and down and shunt the wagons around. You could always provide for a run around track that goes around the back - that can be dismantled if space is an issue and set up when you get your layout into an area with more space.
 

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QUOTE (ben100 @ 6 Mar 2008, 13:59) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I am trying to make a layout approx. 4' by 7', but don't have any ideas for that space.
I would like an oval with various sidings, any help would be appraciated!
Ben
You could try looking at the hornby track mat. This is intended for beginners but it does allow for two ovals and several sidings. The track mat is a 6 x4 so 7x4 would allow you alter it to your requirements. Hope this helps.
 

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Hornby also have a "Track Plans Book" (11th edition) Part Ref: R8127 for £5.25 - try one of the e-mail sources such as Hattons listed above.

The relatively new 'Hornby Magazine' published by Ian Allen has in it's first year come up with some interesting layouts - if you can get hold of copies to look at I would recommend doing so.

Best wishes for a sucessful design.
Regards,
John Webb
 
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