First off some background. I have not had a Trainz version for over a decade since first two editions, with that being said I have had MS Train Sim, Run8, TS 2015/16/17 and now this. A lot of feedback has been said about the Surveyor mode being unavailable for "Payware" layouts/routes. You either don't care or really dislike it but let us move on and over that. What you can do is what I call "Layout Bashing" sort of like kit bashing for those into model trains, when you take parts from different models (buildings) and put them together to form 1 model or a scene.....for Layout bashing your not putting different layouts together but you are modifying one which is allowable. You are limited in what you can do but if your creative you can have a blast.
My route of choice in TMR is the Brazemore Yard layout because it has such potential. Multi industries and a lot of room for long unit trains plus its very friendly for multi train AI operations. So after getting bored with the basic Brazemore Yard layout rather quickly, I thought what can I do to improve it's looks and operational design.....Brazemore Version 2.0 has arrived !
The picture below show a barren piece of land that is just uninteresting......
The following pics show a brand new added industry that fits perfectly...I also added some flood lights for night time operations and a tractor on the right side for some detail:
Small space but with a large opportunity for some unit grain trains.
This was my training wheels sort of, now this facility is placed directly over trees and shrubs and I then added trees to the edges and around the back to make it blend in, sort of "bashed" it into place if you will since you can't delete native items from the route. You can cover them with other items as long as its not changing the ground textures or depth etc.....I will be adding more installments to this thread to show what things can be done. I hope you like the ideas and can create your own.