Finished with this project. I wanted to get a sense for three questions going into this:
1. Is bigger better? Can I get the same bang for my buck as with a 4x8 or a club sized layout?
2. How small can I go? (Answer: 32 inches x 40 inches, weight is about 20 lbs, fits easily into my compact hatchback.
3. How can I go about compressing a given scenic feature, and retain its essence?
This particular project took a lot of inspiration from MRF's Nikola. Thank you, Nikola!!