I've knuckled down the last week or two and got all of the track laid and the wiring done. I've also worked out how the scenery is going to work.
The two new boards are the garden board which will be inside the walls of the estate with some lean-to greenhouses and a siding :
The fiddleyard board which has a loop with some isolating sections and a couple of sidings :
The whole layout will look like this :
And finally, the reason you never see photos of layout undersides showing the wiring :
I've also been set a target for the layout which is Model Rail Scotland in February 2019