Thanks for the compliments, everyone. Ian, I model in HO scale. As for the water.... I used a method for making my water that I first used about 20+ years ago on another riverfront scene. It's not complicated, but it is time consuming because of drying times. In a nutshell, after spraying the base with flat black paint, I stipple acrylic matte medium all across the water area. After that has dried, I brush acrylic gloss medium over all of it. Next, I drybrush and blend Polly Brown Drab, Olive Drab, and U.S. Brown Special. The object here is to create the impression of silt without making the water appear muddy, so I try to keep the colors as translucent as I can. Finally, and it's important to make sure the drybrushed paint has cured, I brush on Future acrylic floor polish to which I have added a couple drops of non-waterproof black ink. The method is not perfect, but it does a fairly good job of simulating ripples and currents, and it does suggest some depth to the water.