On the tail end of downtime while we wait for more signals to arrive, I decided to put a little ballast down and set up a handful of trees that have been sitting around for years under the layout on the recently-applied hardshell terrain on the M&E. All of this is temporary, since I have more painting to do on the backdrop and more ground cover to apply as well. But, what a difference it makes!
This is the area just north of Skaneateles Creek, and it really does look nice, especially when viewed along the tracks like this. Nice to have one spot with some scenery in place. It offers an immediate taste of just how much more fun it will be to run trains during an operating session over a railroad with scenery! Signals first, scenery follows.
This is the 100th post in this blog - I'm excited about that, and happy to be bringing you the next 100 as we continue to build the railroad.