The top of Bears Paw Mountain is layers of foam insulation board that were glued together, and the whole thing is removable, so that I can get to the track below. However, I noticed that the foam sagged a bit and left a noticeable gap in the front. I have installed some foam boards in the interior of the mountain to provide support for the top.
Here is the top installed.
I spent some time carving the top.
Next, I painted it and put some ground cover on it.
Here it is from a different angle. I put some bushes in front of it to hide the seam. The bushes are glued to the layer that holds the track. Now I can remove the top to get to the bottom level track, and then easily replace the top.
I built up some more foam layers in Closet Mountain, in the back left-hand corner.
The revised Hershey module is getting track again.
Here you can see the three tracks next to each other, although the one in front is really the branch line leading to the North Ogle yard.
Same area, different view.
I added a spur in the back of the main turn-back loop. This is where the steam engine sits. I also installed the turnout for the mine scene inside the loop.
I built this Walthers gravel kit to be the main building of the mine scene.
I recently bought a couple of rock face molds. Here I have cast a few of them and glued them to the front edge of Bears Paw Mountain. The photo background is just a test.