Most of my layout is less than a foot away from the operators’ eyes. I’ve been trying to making the track as interesting as any of the rolling stock that runs on it. This particular piece of track is on the lead to the woodchip unloader. In the photo: home made ballast mixed with Highball cinder ballast, Mt. Albert Scale Lumber ties, Proto:87 spikes, Micro Engineering code 55 rail, Winsor & Newton acrylic paint.