Thanks. There isn’t always as much progress as I’d like, but hey, it’s a hobby not a job. Taking the time to document the progress helps because it doesn’t feel I’ve done anything, but each little bit gets us a little closer, and the pictures and videos help to remind me.
Biggest ‘mistake’ that I’ve made so far is painting everything green. It helped everything look better at that moment, but in retrospect, I should have painted everything the roadbed color (gray/off white/cream). Then once the track was laid, I could have painted the open areas green and sprinkle the 919 grass.
As it is now, I’ll need to remove the track so I can paint the road bed. I hate to go backwards, especially with as little time as we get to work on it. But doing it now is better than doing it later. I’ve also considered sliding some painted poster board underneath the track for the roadbed color, but I think that will end up looking bad.
Actual ballast is an option, but not sure I want to go down that road or not.