Sure Matt! My train table is an 8' x 4' layout, and I wanted as close to 24" of height (2 feet) on the plexiglass as possible. So basically I needed these things to pull it off:Oh wow! Can you share with us how you constructed that plexiglass surround? I've been trying to figure out how to keep my cats off my layout when I start building.
Actually, kids were 50% of the concern as well. Not so much my kids, because I've "instructed" them well about the train set, but we are a pretty social family so we often have other friends and kids over, and their kids run a muck in the basement. In fact, a few months ago I found the circuit board to my PowerCab panel damaged because I had left the cord plugged in it and some kid must have pulled on the cord and ripped the input away from the circuit board!When I saw the "glass" enclosure, I was going "oh sh...." as I was thinking that it was so serious that it was to keep the kids out!