First I installed a Tam Valley Depot Hex Frog Juicer for the frogs on my layout. These make stalling(especially short wheel base locos) on turnout frogs simply go away. The board looks complicated but hook up took less than 5 minutes.
I also got a couple of flatcars built from Bachmann frames that were shortened and detailed. Pretty much both were scratch built except the frame.
|#10 has narrower boards|
|This no numbered flat has wider boards|
|Backdrops should never overwhelm the layout. Remember you want your trains to be the center of attention. I believe I did a better job at this end.|
|RVRR #7 basks in the sunlight. Still need to get my light done. Too many shadows.|
|The longer ties on the left will be a walkway.|