This has been a slow process, and finally putting that pile of boxes my wife has been bugging me to get rid of to use. Basically I’m trying to recreate a busy industrial scene, but don’t want to end up too busy. I’m not sure if I want to extend background buildings behind the cement plant or if that would look too busy/contrived. Another option would be to use fencing to obscure the horizon on the backdrop… or both.
On the leftmost picture in the bottom left corner there is building that’s open to the operator, my idea is to make this a building that extends off the layout and as such be a cutaway with detailed interior.
The large background buildings will likely be done in brick as older established buildings with some of the smaller foreground buildings mixing up construction types with more of an emphasis on more modern commercial building construction techniques (like steel or concrete etc)