The whole process started with trying to see if there was a better place to locate the railroad which to this point has always been along one of the long edges. It seemed like a good idea when I was doing it, but it never really felt like it was part of the town. So let's take a look at this idea that started the madness.
None of these really appealed to me, right, left, center, top. I want a bridge, because it will be doubling as the gallows.
A longer bridge, maybe something that cuts across the middle.
|Interesting, breaks up the scene nicely but leaves to many awkward spaces.|
|Better, certainly closer to what I want.|
|Nice, I think this is about exactly what I want. You can see where I have used a knife to work in a different road layout on the west board (left).|
|Nice, I think I can make this work. The road on the west board is a bit more visible. in this picture.|
|Center board with the track in place and cut to fit.|
|And let's make the bridges removable now.|
|Let's run another road out of town on the top edge.|
|And now with the railroad tracks.|
|And the west board, with the railroad tracks in place.|
That has an interesting look, now something from street level
I think I'm getting a lot closer to how I want the town to look. And the versatility of the model is really proving itself, definitely a worthwhile project!