I constructed the station platform to accommodate the scratch built platform shelter originally created for Hampford Halt and featured in my blog post dated 02 May 2014.
I decided to wait until the exact location for the shelter was decided before adding Ratio fencing and a few imitation enamel advertising signs to the rear and ends of the curved platform.
I find that after operating a micro layout for a while I stop noticing compromises which some people could find unacceptable. Using Peco first radius track with tight curves enabled me to assemble an interesting arrangement of components on a very small baseboard. One drawback however was the clearance required for trains made up of longer items of rolling stock such as coaches. A curved platform must be positioned a long way back to allow enough clearance for the middle section of coaches or long locomotive bodies which encroach into space on the inside of the branch line.
Micro layouts like Rounford Halt are usually built purely as a bit of fun. The blatant circular track plan can only be disguised as well as ingenuity will allow, therefore inherent compromises which accompany this assembly style should be accepted in order to enjoy a more relaxed approach to model railway design.
Rounford Halt 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.