So I wanted a different look than Woodland Scenics ballast for gravel,
and I had seen Arizona Rock & Mineral real stone ballast and liked the colors,
and I had a idea what graveled roads should look like for this area.
So I found N-scale ballast to be close to my gravel road idea;
so I ended up using the CSX/SP/Wabash blend and I think it works well...
A little more realistic for local back roads I think.
Here you can see the door in place on the loading dock,
and a bit more of the graveling...
Starting to add some powdered soil as well, to make it a bit less uniform
(and more weeds).
Also building some cool Douglas fir trees,
from Coastmans down in Port Orford out at the Oregon coast,
very nice product, not cheap,
but much better than my primitive attempts at making them up to now...
damn gonna need a lot of trees if this layout comes together.
But I wanted some tall firs at the side by the driveway.
They sell bulk tree kits and parts as well as fully built ones.
Anyway... kit comes with lots of sacks and stacks of boxes,
so there is some stuff for the back storage area,
plus I am constructing a countertop and produce bin for the front walk.