Ok, since my first scratchbuilding project has come to a temporary halt (need some detailing parts), I decided to take the next big jump....a diorama, as was suggested in my inital thread. Here is the first picture of what I have done so far. Basically just a shell, entirely of foam core. I chose this for a couple reasons. First, I don't know any better. Second, because it was cheap, as in free to me. It's not an operational thing so I wasn't worried about it being heavy duty. Just cut the pieces and Elmer them together. Roadbed is attached. I used foam-type from Woodland Scenics. Whatever happened to good old cork roadbed, I couldn't find any? Track is just setting on it right now and not attached. With this diorama I will get to experience general scenery, small rock-casting, scratchbuilding, simulating water, and a some other fun things. The gap in the roadbed will be home to the scratchuilt covered bridge I am planning.