I have thousands of photos of my model railroad projects and will continue to post more here as I have time. My first model railroad taught me a lot about various aspects of the hobby, from bench work, to laying track, to scenery, to operating rollingstock. Probably the most important thing I have learned is that completing a project is really satisfying. This project really was the spring board that started my model railroad building binge. I look back at this project now and find a lot of flaws (compared to my standards today) but what I learned was invaluable. Thanks for looking, and enjoy.
I used a plywood cookie cutter style sub roadbed for the track, and then a combination of insulation foam and cardboard mesh covered with plaster cloth and sculptamold. Other than my Orin Line which was built on a solid sheet of plywood, all of my model railroads have used this method. I like to lay my track and cork roadbed on plywood since it creates a nice solid surface.
The scenery is very plain, but the track plan was fun to operate, and would make a nice mountain layout since it has a slight grade and opportunities for tunnels and hidden track. It would also be possible to incorporate some hidden staging on a lower level if desired.