joshv8 wrote:Took a bit of cursing trying to get long stock to clear the platform coming around the loop line but I have platforms! Giving an overview of the layout the stations in place, the rear right corner the majority of the foams taking shape. The cut out for the rivers in place and the unweathered support under the viaduct, and the girder bridge is taking shape as well. I decided to keep with my original track plan and not add any extra facing points. While yes it would allow for more interest, clearance with the platforms was an issue and as said, its more genuine without them.
The peco tunnel mouths are sitting basically in place.
As I never had a drawn out plan (it was in my noggin) the scenic overview is as follows....
Tunneled section at the close end, flowing down into the valley area. This is to visuually break the rounded track. It must flow in though, I dont want it to look 'stuck on'.
Over the hill/ tunnel a road will come down and work along the valley edge all the way up to where the water tower is sitting. There will be a crossing here allowing access to the goods area also.
The harder to fit in part... Between the station and the road I want a row of maybe 4-5 terraced shops. The idea being the station and the shops are there to service local homes and farms.
This is the basic outline. Hopefully adding in some more life and features as it progresses and space allows. My next plans are to work on the terraced shops, once I know where theyre going, I can plan the remainder of the scenery around it. I hope everyone enjoys the progress and any thoughts on continuing scenery and what to add would be great. Im looking foward to getting some of my engines running around.
wow this looks great! all coming together nicely will look even better once you get some grass and even balast down! then just think what it'll be like once you start adding more touches in there like the buildings, fences and walls, think your little man is going to love seeing james appear and disappear behind buildings and through that tunnel!
keep the momentum going!