Got benchwork 90% done for the part of the layout that is between staging and the James River crossing scene. All that needs to be done now is to add the benchwork for the interchange track and for the industrial sidings, which can pretty much be done any time since I've already primed and painted the wood that I am going to use.
Here's a shot down the long side of the peninsula.
Here you can see where the benchwork ends currently; this is going to be where the railroad crosses the James River southbound.
And here is the roadbed after primer and paint. I choose a flat light brown to simulate good old dirt and make it easier to apply scenery and ballast when the time comes. (Plywood isn't really a natural ground color.. ;) )
That's all for now. I'm planning on another work session in October; details coming soon.