At last, the actual diorama is under way. I have laid out the various elements on the base. In the picture below you can also see the foundation for the telephone booth, the fitting for the lamp post and a paper print representing the grating around the tree. I have also laid the cork that will become the street paving and the curb.
Stone cutting and laying has also commenced. My NorthWest Short Line cutter is indispensable when cutting stones from cork.