John, great tips. I do plan on forming a mountain on the right side of the table. I think the 919 grass would add a lot to the look. A painted roadbed would go a long way as well. In my haste, I just painted everything green. At that time, I just wanted to get some trains rolling.
Dan, I like that aspect of the layout video too! I believe it’s an insulated rail that is wired to the switch binding post. So when the train is on the insulated section, the common/ground is sent to the switch machine to switch it to the appropriate direction. I hope to add this feature as well. By the way, I really like your layout and all of the accessories that you have going!