Earlier this week, I completed the poly fiber trees in the area around the west end of Nelsonville. The last section to be finished was the area between the prep plant at Summit Springs and BA Cabin which controls the west end of Nelsonville Yard. The entire side of the peninsula along Nelsonville and Summit Springs is now covered as can be seen in the shot below.
A lot of scenery remains to be finished around BA Cabin. But at this point, there are only two areas that remain to be covered with trees. The first is the lift-out behind the engine service area at Hollister Yard.
I need to be able to get in there to lay the tracks for the roundhouse and to finish the scenery in this area once the roundhouse is built. I'll then come back and, using a creeper, finish up the trees.
The other area to be completed is the east end of Nelsonville along the Wilson Bridge Branch. I've already started gluing toothpicks in place in this area as can be seen in the photo below.
There will also be a small tipple along the hillside behind the wood chip cars. This will be the last tipple to be added to the layout- at least in its current configuration.
The photo below show the layout after the very first section of poly fiber trees was completed. These trees were left over from my previous layout and were eventually replaced.
There were times I thought that I would never get the entire layout covered with trees. And while it's not done yet, the end is finally in sight.