The C and R Railroad (Carey and Rene) owned by Dr. Carey Ketchum is an excellent example of a compact design for the average sized space. Carey models the current era on a small layout that is completely sceniced. There are numerous mini-scenes, super detailed for interest, and Carey continues to add more details. He proves you can have an interesting and enjoyable layout in a small space.
HO scale: 8' x 11' walk around island.