This page will serve as a schedule plan for the Newbridge & Lockport RR layout construction. The intent is to obviously build this layout in phases and reaching milestones at whatever intervals possible (the sooner the better), while not having long inactive periods, unless there’s a good reason for it.
What does it actually mean?
Givens are features or limitations you must have, either forced on you by the size or shape of the room, economics, etc., or your own desires. For example, the size of the room is a given, it’s not going to change and you have to live with it.
Druthers are things you’d rather (“you druther”) have, so they are negotiable. You list everything you would like, and accept that you are not going to get it all.