A while back I started a thread about building a simple display/exhibition layout based on Hokoku on the Hakubi line:
I've finished the basic structure and supports, and installed the subroadbed, ballast strips and point motors. And that's as far as I've progressed, because the more I think about it, the more I think I don't want to build 9 feet by 2 feet of steep-sided mountain and try to cover it with dense forest. Apart from the task of making a large number of realistic trees, or at least ones that satisfy me, I'm not happy with the overall composition and/or visual balance that I've so far achieved. The only composition I liked was a long way removed from the actual arrangements there.
So my thoughts keep coming back to Mitaki, a small station on the Kabe line in suburban Hiroshima.
It's an interesting little station with good scenic potential. I'd rather build structures than trees, anyway.
I've played around with track and simple structure mock-ups on the Hokoku base, and I think I can get a much better looking composition of the various elements without losing too much of the prototypes features. I know I'm probably not in the right state of mind to be making these sorts of decisions, but I'd be interested in people's opinions.
All the best,
Edited by marknewton, 18 June 2017 - 04:09 AM.