John has been busy stitching together a 10th scale 'moquette' of the whole ensemble so that we can get a better overall picture in 3D and experiment with different configurations. Usually you would do this at quarter scale but the house isn't big enough
Meanwhile we've also decided to go straight for the full scale version of the Ouse Viaduct rather than spend time on an interim version, so I've been deriving dimensions from photographs to go with our measurements of the bases of the piers and published general information, with a view to now producing some scale drawings and coming up with a couple of prototype piers. It is a beautiful and iconic structure, and deserves to be done well. We can deal with the cutting of the main arches and the pier apertures, but the balustrades at the top (which are like miniature versions of the main viaduct) will likely be farmed out to laser cutting people - it makes no sense to do by hand something that is replicated 74 times (there is a section of balustrade for each arch between the regularly-spaced refuges along the structure).