The thing that worries me is the welfare of the widow of the stone mason who was setting the first course on the abutment. Scaling that rock face and laying up that stone must have been quite an adventure. Please post a coupe 'o pics of the guys on the work platform suspended from the wreck crane that had inched up to the precipice and any other construction too.
Oh, by the way, you're invited anytime to 'cliff up' my library wall where the reasonably nice portal lays up against the sheetrock.
Fire extinguisher in the corner...remind me not to have you do my wiring! I like the track diagram along the fascia, which should make it clear to visitors for trying to translate the layout surface down to the control panel for switching moves. I've had my fair share of running on other layouts and trying to interpret where I'm at to work out what switch to throw.
I'm a rock fan and you have done a fantastic job, and am reminded of a layout I once saw where the fascia was painted with the rock strata all the way to the floor. It was done in similar colors (at least on the uppermost strata) to the exposed cliff work. It was terrific as it minimized the mind jump when looking at the total layout.
However, Im confused. On Oct 26th last year, you posted a pic of a trestle with the end bents springing from the bottom of the gulch. Is that a different one that is just around the corner from the latest post? In comparing the peaks of the hills, this appears to be the case. Any plan layout shots or sketches so we can travel this treacherous ROW along with you?