This is a view of about six and a half feet of the layout's eight foot width. The layout had a grid-style frame made from 1x4's and in three sections. The roadbed was 1/2" plywood cut cookie-cutter fashion to match the track plan.
The basic track plan was an over-under figure 8 with the end loops hidden in tunnels. This design left the ends of the layout free for scenes and created a spectacular (considering the layout's modest size) central canyon with two large bridges across it (I love bridges). In fact, there were three real bridges and one "culvert jumper" on the layout.