The first set of structures I have been building for the model railroad are houses. These houses will form a small neighborhood that will reside just east of the Grinnell College campus. (If you are facing the layout, this is on the right half of the layout in the rear.)
I focused on building houses first because they are one of the few structures on the layout that do not need to be kit-bashed. Also, it will help me judge how much space to dedicate to each of the other major sections of the layout (Grinnell College campus, downtown Grinnell, and Central Park).
Two houses have been built so far.