A tad of progress. The upper level track will have a tunnel and since the layout will be up against a wall and the tunnel would not normally be accessible from the back, I decided I needed a front access scheme.
I added a "roof" over the tunnel area. This will give me a convenient place to attach the cardboard webbing above the track and I can attach it to the sub roadbed below where when I do my plastering, I can leave a hole for access.
Although the blue or pink foam has fallen out of favor with me personally for overall terrain modeling, in this case I will glue together and carve out a removable piece of scenery to cover the access hole. Once I start adding the webbing, it will be more apparent what I'm getting at here.
I also brush painted all around the tunnel area with black acrylic so the tunnel will be good and dark on the inside.
The piece of flex inside the tunnel area is the only piece of track laid so far.
With such a simple track plan, I doubt very seriously I will put any more track in place anywhere until after the plaster work is done.
I wouldn't recommend doing that to just anyone, especially you beginners out there, I've been building layouts a long time and I know where it's practical to do such things.
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"The Wizard of Monterey" continue to live on in our hearts and minds and inspire us all!
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