The curve at the corner is a bit close to the edge of the layout, I fabricated this splint to cover the corner.
Here you can see a different angle where I have applied Sculptamold and finished the scenery to blend that splint into the surrounding scenery.
I decided that a section of track in the switching area needed to act as a programming track for the decoders in my engines. I drilled a hole in the layout to house toggle switch.
I installed a DPDT switch into the top of the layout, so that I could flip the switch between normal track power (labeled "T") and the programming track (labeled "P").
A removable freight station took care of hiding the switch. All I had to do was move the structure, flip the switch, do the programming, and flip the switch back. It worked great.
Trackwork is progressing very slowly in the switching area in the front of the layout. I have fun running trains instead. Here's one of those fantastic Life-Like 2-8-8-2 engines pulling a few passenger cars.
A more distant photo shows some of the switching moves I can do with just the little bit of track I do have.