Well, I haven't been on The Gauge much lately, but I sure have been spending alot of time working on the layout! I'm starting on the scenery now, and have been giving some thought to what exactly it is that makes some layouts look so realistic while others don't look quite so good. Some look like actual miniature landscapes with trains, others look like toys. What would you say is the most important thing that makes the difference? Is it the overall colors and how they blend together? Is it the details of the buildings? Is it the plausibility of each "scene"? Is it the trains themselves? Any other suggestions?