|The top photo above shows the ugly hole in the wall where the tracks enter the new layout room. Below a CP caboose hop pops out from under the highway overpass as the caboose of a passing B&M freight train is just about to duck under the bridge.|
|This view of the "tunnel" shows how painting the interior flat black really makes the box disappear|
to finish any ground contours and fill in around the abutments.
|This overall scene shows the hills around the overpass and how the fascia is cut to follow the contour of the scenery|
When I get a little more of the surrounding scenery finished I will go back and add a paved highway using sheet styrene and add more ground cover and trees to the area to bring it to life.
|Here are a few more shots of the area with trains passing through to give a general sense of scale to the scene. I think the section shanty adds realism to the scene since they were a very common element in my modelling period.|