A little more progress with the landscaping although still a long way to go. The earth was ground by putting dirt into a cheap coffee grinder and grind until happy with the size of the dust/powder. The sleepers are soaked in Woodlandscenics 1219 grey stain which is diluted with isopropyl alcohol I have been using this method for sometime now it seams to work well. Sadly there has been nothing else on the modelling front as house maintenance has taken priority.
All for now.