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So I've got the track plan basically done. The shot is from before I painted the benchwork, and I've changed it a bit, playing with ideas. I ended up eliminating all but one of the spurs coming off the loops, adding an additional spur in the West end, industrial park, and added a passing siding along the East straight stretch. Those Kato turnouts ain't cheap.
So now I've got all my old structures that have been sitting in totes for the last decade and a half out on the table, pretty much moving everything around every day trying to settle on what I want. I know that doing it this way sorta makes the structures more determinative than perhaps one would normally desire, but I don't mind. I love structures, probably my favorite part of the hobby.
Here's the fun part, though: It's like a combination of reconstructive surgery and mystery solving (which building did that door go to? what's this wall section from?). I managed to keep the structures relatively intact, but the delicate details are definitely needing some attention (fire escapes, overhang roofs), and I've learned my lesson from rookie days about using styrene sheets for roofs that was too flimsy.
Anyway, it's fun, no rush. I get two weeks off for Christmas so I get to piddle around, fix stuff, add a little here and there, and even put together some new stuff. Life is good.
H/t to Art Curren, who was truly an inspiration for me.