Hello! Hello! Hello! A quick update as January is quickly getting away from me! A fair amount of work has been done on the diorama since my last post, with the most obvious in these photos being the laying down of ballast! You will also notice (probably need to click on the photo to see it in 'large size' mode!) that some of the other 'walls' were painted, tagged and added.
So a lot has actually been done! You can see some steel girders installed to support the city street, signals, and even (yes!) cantenary!!
However, I am reminded how much I hate ballasting! Yuck! But its something that must be done (well, if you don't use pre-ballasted track!). I am using plain old Woodland Scenics 'fine' light brown this time. While I still have a lot of light grey left over from the layout, I wanted a different look for this diorama. I like the color, but I still think that even 'fine' Woodland Scenics ballast is too large looking for N scale. But its cheap and available!