It's tedious work, but the results definitely speak for themselves. Nice job!
It's actually nowhere near as bad as I'd/you'd imagine... It goes quicker than expected and is - dare I say - somewhat therapeutic(?) Add a cup of coffee or other beverage, some good music or a podcast, and you'll be pleasantly surprised how much you get done during an enjoyable evening. And, as you kindly noticed, the results are certainly worth it! Try it out and let me know what you think (for the technique, go to this post and scroll down :^) http://blog.thevalleylocal.net/2017/07/weekend-report-goff-brook-progress.html )
I painted ties on my layout a couple of years ago, so I know the drill. https://dandhcoloniemain.blogspot.com/2019/08/weathering-track-one-tie-at-time.html
That really added variation to your track work. Looks great.
Thanks Richard - Really appreciate the compliment and your taking the time to stop by!