A quick post to share my thinking and planning for the passenger terminal moving forward. The below photo should demonstrate why I need to get the passenger platforms completed before moving forward on to the 'loop tunnel/station area urban setting'.
I've got a lot basically mocked up in the below. You can see towards the end of the platforms some ideas I printed off for some potential shops on the track level of the station. You can see where the new double track will enter into a tunnel on the left (and come out just to the right in the photo.
Stepping back a bit, you can see a broader view of the station/platforms
and tunnel entrances. Also placed on the layout are the large
passenger terminal canopies from Kibri (Item 37760). I'm waiting on two
more so that I have enough to complete the canopy on the area of the
terminal closest to the station. I've debated the use of the canopies
which will be a bit more obvious in the below photo....
Behold my next scratch-build! A bit primitive at the moment
as only the basic outline is really apparent, but I think it should be
fairly obvious that I'm working on a very modern-style station with a
large, curved glass atrium. Alas, this is where integrating this modern
station with the obviously older station platforms above will be quite
tricky. I think it will work...the obvious story is that the
municipality of Quinntopia built a new station to replace their old
one. Will it work? Time will tell!
This area will consist predominantly of much older building stock. While there are a few older buildings in the main downtown area, over here in the new station area, I'm imagining it to be much more like a station situated amongst older buildings. Fairly typical really!