First I decided how I wanted my track laid out, made sure everything fit. I then cleared the top and put down a coat of light brown paint. Next I laid out all my track and switches and outlined them in blue tape. I then covered all the areas that the track did not cover. I used rattle can textured paint (grey) to paint the road bed. In the end I used a sponge and put down some green paint to simulate vegetation. My apologies for how these pics are spaced out.