It received a lot of positive comments, even though – as is obvious looking at it now – there was no other scenery (or even terrain) on the layout at the time.
Today I decided to address that by taking some similar shots, now that all terrain is in and the first pass of basic ground cover has been done. I took three pictures and am still debating which one I like the best… so here are all three:
I see lots of opportunity to further detail this scene without spoiling the effect of a lonely branchline terminal. But so far, so good!