Having had a bit of a pause from modelling, the past couple of days have seen me laying cork ready for track laying. However, this afternoon, I decided to have a day adding scenery to the area behind the Swan Centre before recommencing the corkfest.
Having found a slightly wider offcut of 9mm ply I had a shuffle round of the scenery boards and track and calculated I could accommodate the offcut as a base for the flats, prefabs and a bus turning bay and have enough clearance for two tracks and OHLE, it would be tight, although I might trim back "Church Lane" in front of St Flo's by a few mm to give me a bit more clearance, just in case. So long as it can accommodate a hearse, I'm sure a few mil won't be missed.
Bus layby. The paving is from eBay (inthegreenwood) and is laser etched MDF/Ply. I had to cut it to the various angles needed. The fencing is from Torri Laser in Conwy. The planting are sticky static grass tufts from WWS, which are excellent although I'm not convinced of the tobacco brown "autumn" grass. The shelter was a retail window from the ground floor of the tower block which is now Shaw Taylor House!
Euneda House. The increased width of the scenic board gives a better area for landscaping and distance from the track. The front of the ply will be painted, and by the time the cork is laid, track and ballast laid, cable trunking added and OHLE masts installed it should be less noticeable. The fencing has an access gate for track access. The location is perhaps tempting fate, a visit from the metal fairies seems probable. I intend to add LED street lamps in the future, some suitably 60s designs are readily available for not a lot from China.
The prefabs. I think I will have them more or less fronting directly onto a shared footpath (with just enough room for a small grass strip or flower bed) with slightly longer back gardens. On the right and alongside the railway fence will be larch lap fencing, with grass mat lawns and flower beds/grass tuft planting. That's tomorrow's work programme before going back to corking it. Then track!