Some Design Philosophy and Credits.
The "landscape" for us is very important. Views that stretch as far as can be managed can be said to create a very large diorama. The circulation space has been minmized to maximize landscape and to hide non- scenery spaces. This means narrow isles. This results in longer, more realistic views. It does mean more cramped quarters and no pure walk-around operation, but our intent was never to do that. Seriously - what does it matter if you have your own vision and a system that works for you and your friends?
This presentation would not be complete without giving credit to some significant help I have received along the way. Dick Elwell helped (and provides ongoing guidance) with planning, benchwork, wiring, DCC and keeping me from making bad decisions. Karl Laskey talked me into doing a new lighting system. He also did the lion's share of planning and construction of the lighting system and dropped ceiling. Kudos to Peter Abuzo for a fabulous job building the Lenticular Truss bridge over the stairwell.