Oh my goodness. ::::drool::::
I just found this rail blog from Japan and I can't stop going through it!
Really some amazing work! The level of detail and the building construction is really grand and right on par with what I'm looking at doing on my Shizuka city layout. Like, spot on. I love the fact that there is a blend of Japanese and German models on the layout, but the kitbashing and modifications make them all flow seamlessly together into one, fantastic environment.
And the streets....and parking....the trains.....the backgrounds....EVERYTHING! So good!
I'm furiously snatching down the photos to use as reference. REFERENCE, mind you, not to copy. I want to have my own style for sure, but I want to have the photos around to keep my brainstorming moving. There are so many fantastic ideas in here.
I'm loving the levels going on here. Buildings and streets flow, but there are times where the street dips down under or pops up higher and it helps to break up the scene nicely. And, the whole of the layout occupies very little space, but the density of the whole of it is so thick and rich that there is a TON to look at.
There are many production photos on the site as well with some step-by-step construction details that I'm sure many kitbashers would love to take a look over.
July 2nd Update:
I've talked with Ichiro and he has passed along some additional links!
Ichiro's YouTube Channel