Sometimes it can take me weeks to get the mainline the way I want it. What I haven't been showing you is the hundred thousand doodles that I've been making on the side. Usually I design the layout with a track diagram FIRST, so I'm still doing everything a bit backwards. However, the layout of the mainline is fairly limited given big trains, large curves and as much mainline track as you can get. The trick of this layout is making not look roundy-round like a slot car track. We're getting there.
Enlarge this one and take a look at it. I've put in some of the crazy port trackage that I've gathered photos of. Take a look on Google Maps at Portland around the river area and look at the funky buildings, odd track, garbage, rust and other fun stuff. It just HAS to be modeled!!!
Enough for tonight. Have to work tomorrow.