I had always planned to have the ICG tracks disappear between the backdrop and a tree line at Ruston. The more I thought about it and talked with some friends, the more I thought about redoing the entire area.
I had always thought about putting a farm scene or Mobile home court between the ICG tracks and the Rock's mainline, but the trouble starting showing up when I wanted to install a small siding/run around on the ICG tracks to help improve operations.
With turnouts to throw and couplers that would need to be uncoupled, having a tree line that would semi conceal the tracks, I would have to reach over the tree line or scenery and have to reach to the backdrop, about 18", which wouldn't be bad. But I could see a constant scenery repairs being needed.
A friend suggested that since I removed the short siding earlier on the Rock main near Tioga Jct. that I move the ICG track out away from the backdrop and "Hide it in plain sight" close to the Rock's trackage? So I started doodling some plans and came up with this:
Once I found something I liked and thought could work I played around with some older turnouts that I had on hand. When I decided it could work, I ordered some new turnouts and got after it.
Here's a quick video I made of how it'll work.