The current SR&RL’s track plan is based is a two deck nolix with mushroom. I think of the railroad in segments which are the 3 original railroads that merged in forming the SR&RL. The Sandy River (SR) segment is from Farmington to Phillips. The Franklin and Megantic (F&M) segment is Strong to Bigelow. The Phillips and Rangeley (P&R) segment is from Phillips to Rangeley. The main peninsula is three levels. The lowest two levels (F&M and SR) face outward and the top level (P&R) is “mushroomed” and faces inward. At 68″, platforms will be provided for better viewing of P&R deck.
The room is roughly 22×31′ with a entrance in the middle of one of the long sides. The underside of the stairs are next to the entrance and impact the shape of the room. There are two support posts in the middle of the room and these get integrated into the benchwork of the peninsula of the layout. Opposite of the entrance is a double utility sink. Facing the sink one sees a long modeling bench (32″ high) to the left and a short counter to the right. There is a breaker box on the short wall at the end of the modeling bench. An angled backdrop keeps the railroad away from the breaker box.