I worked on prepping the Atlas code 100 track tonight while listening to the YouTube Model Builders Live show.
The HO code 100 ties are not spaced correctly to represent narrow gauge track in G Scale, so modification is needed. I noticed a modeling photo of someone* cutting out extra ties and doubling up several of them to give the track a more prototypical look. It's a visual trick for sure, but I like the effect. This is a tedious process and care must be taken while using a #17 chisel blade to cut out the ties.
The turnout pictured above will be behind the backdrop and out of view (staging/fiddle track).
Once all of the ties have been cut and modified, I will be able to connect and glue the track down.
*I do not know the name of the person, but I want people to know the idea is not original with me.
I was able to do a dry run setting up the Wetterau Food Services Micro Layout for an upcoming train show on Saturday, February 11. A few minor glitches, but all-in-all a smooth process. The video shows how it went. Total setup time was around 24 minutes.