This is the prototype I'm trying to recreate.
This is my second take on it tonight. I tried lighter amounts of ballast and more grass.
In other news, I keep toying with the idea of expanding the layout to Peoria. I haven't seeked approval yes, but have done some recognizance for materials required.
May is a busy month for us typically, so I'm sure the reports will be few and far between. Of course, I haven't done much of anything since my surgery either. Oh well. I tend to have dry spells and then hit hard before an op session.