It seems that I am an influencer now with an appearance on the poster for Heaton Junction's first public appearance.
My quote is from the BRM article, and absolutely correct. This layout is massive.
You walk along the front, and keep on walking. I've never seen such a massive model railway.
Looking along the line from the view in the photo above, you simply can't see an O gauge model as it starts its journey from the other end - it's the lights that catch the eye first, long before you can see the nose.
Don't forget that there is the same length around the back for the fiddle yard too. A fiddle yard full of very long trains, my favourite of which is the Motorail one.
I leave it to you to guess why.