I'm slowly adding ballast to the track in the front part of the layout. I also raised up the station area with a layer of MDF so that the station platform will be closer to the level of the railhead. I plan on adding a thin layer of plaster in front to smooth out the slope, adding in a dirt driveway area as well.
A ground-level shot, looking 'east' toward the yard area. You can really see how poorly I laid out the straight sections of track!
Overhead shot of the station and yard area. The glue is still very fresh on the bottom section. Decided to plan on adding a very thin platform between the two siding tracks, rather than just ballasting it over, so no ballast there for now.