Birds Eye View of the Depot track area

Weathering track and landscaping track is an important part of creating a realistic scene and is as much a part of the landscape as buildings, bridges, embankments and cuttings etc. A realistic model should reflect the wear and tear of the track as well as the effects of weather and surrounding geography. With that in mind I tried to use color books to study the full range of colors and weathering that can occur to track in certain areas and under certain weather conditions as well as what kind of use the track was getting. Branches and sidings/spurs are obviously less well maintained and I tried to reflect that as much as possible.