One thing that perhaps distinguished this layout was the preponderance of animation,
thanks in large part to the influence of Rick Spano. Animated scenes included:
Iíd produced an online clinic for each of these effects; I may resurrect them someday.
For now itís sufficient to say I invested my heart and soul into this layout, with a level
of intensity Iíve not experienced since. But, as Iíve learned, high points rarely last, and
are usually followed by low pointsósome quite painful.
BTW, if you search Great Model Railroads 2000, my track plan comes up among the first
images, but not any photos of the layout. Since copyright law does not permit me to
reproduce any of Lou Sassiís slides, some of the best views of this layout can only be
seen in the magazine.
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