The overall measurement of the diorama are 67" long by 14" wide and 17" high. Though one of the horses legs were broken the diorama was intact. Upon closer inspection the 50 years since it's creation definitely showed. Having had an interest in military miniatures my entire life, I was really curious about the materials and methods used in it's construction. Compared to what was available in the late 1960s miniaturists today have a number of materials, from a number of paints to putties, tools, books, magazines, and thousands of fellow miniaturists of all skill levels of whom to share tips, tricks, and their work with. Let's take a look at the diorama itself. The diorama consists of a mounted trader from the 1750s leading a couple of pack horses laden with trade goods crossing a snow covered ridge which has sections of rock jutting out from the center section and smaller sections at other portions of terrain base. Since it's creation in 1969 the diorama has gone through at least 2-3 floods, not to mention the natural degradation of the various materials used to create the diorama. My guess is that a lot of model railroad techniques and materials used for train layouts were employed in constructing the terrain features One interesting aspect of the diorama is the lack of finish to the parts that could not be seen once it was installed into it's display case. Seeing this reminded me of some of the tips suggested by the late Shep Paine in regards to not putting too much paint or finish work into parts of a box diorama that could not be seen by the viewer. A good sized portion of the back of the base is open and reveals the internal structure that makes up the terrain portion. The following set of photographs show the condition the diorama was in when I moved it into my home. I have a small workroom set up in one of the smaller bedrooms. Unfortunately it was too small for a project of that size and it would have been a nightmare to disassemble it in such a cramped space. Please feel free to comment or ask questions in the comments section of the blog post.