Elliot.....what can I say....WOW!!! I do understand your philosophy concerning the sharing aspect of the hobby. I too feel the same way. My layout is only about 1/3 smaller than yours and I can tell you that it is a job!! When one is in their 30's or 40's it seems there is no end to the amount of energy one has but as age sneaks up on us, that energy is harder to find!! If you have decided that a smaller layout is not an option and you have the financial resources, then I would seriously consider hiring someone to get it finished before your health keeps you from enjoying and sharing it with others. If I lived up in your area I would be there helping you for sure!! AND...I do remember enterTRAINment.....had no idea until now that you were the guy!!