The hole you see here
will be a pond in the rear of the layout. Once I scrape together enough money for the materials, I’ll cut the concrete roadbed you see at the back of this image and remove it, replacing the on-the-ground track there with a bridge.
Still not much actual “garden” in the train area. You’ll notice that the weeds are doing fine, though 🙂
The first is the pad for my factory and warehouse. I’ll put the buildings out once it’s dry, possibly tomorrow.
And here’s a dirt/gravel road idea I’ve been wanting to try:
That’s two pieces of plastic door trim, painted with exterior paint to protect from UV, buried in the soil. Then I dug out between them and added rough sand to serve as gravel. I hope that these edges will help keep the sand in place so the road doesn’t disappear in the first rain.