Thank you, Clint, for hosting yet another Alternate Realities challenge.
I blocked the sphere and forgot to re-enable the render tag for the grass, but even if it's not in the video I'm not shelving this one - I've thrown away too many projects.
Will continue to explore this "disparate gravity" concept as I really did like finally making a somewhat cohesive scene out of it. I just wish I didn't hear about the challenge 10 DAYS BEFORE IT WAS OVER.
Original train model can be found here: https://www.turbosquid.com/3d-models/3ds-max-prussian-electric-locomotive/784982