Scenery work continues at the Old Allatoona Road grade crossing at the southern end of the layout. With the wooded area behind the tracks mostly completed, I turned my attention to the hill between the tracks and the fascia. I added static grass, bushes and weeds, then trees. The photos below show the scenery progress in this area.
Static grass has been applied along the road and the tracks (short 2mm fibers along the road and medium 4mm fibers along the tracks):
Next, bushes, weeds, vines and other undergrowth was added to between the grassy area and the wooded area:
These prototype photos show the actual scene being modeled. Note the crawling vines that have crept down the hillside and up to the ballast:
Finally, a handful of Scenic Express SuperTrees finishes off the scene. From normal viewing angles, these trees mostly obscure the opening in the backdrop:
One day that family in the red Explorer may actually make it across the tracks!