I have written before about “love of subject”, and indeed mention it in the “about” sidebar entitled “Finescale With Feeling”. I think it provides a “grounding” for the modeller, and this shows in the results. That said, I wish I had done as good a job as Ken Karlewicz has in his YouTube video:
Our hobby needs more like this.
Thanks due to Trevor Marshall for introducing this to me.
Addendum: this layout is featured in the 2019 issue of Model Railroad Planning.