Obviously, the foreshortened model works for many here. My views tend to be highly idiosyncratic.
"Idiosyncratic": that's a two-dollar word that I had to go look up. LOL!
I think that context is a better word. Theme parks work on "suspension of disbelief". Or, that the viewer/participant loses one self through the immersion of where they are without trying....
I think that there are licenses that designers and artists take when making a themed environment, and they'll go as far as necessary to make that enviroment work (within budget, too, LOL).
As much as I'd LOVE to see these things, like a REAL Red car at DCA, it would look ouf of place, because the "Disneyesque" street, buildings etc...would not be up to the same level of accuracy--and context.
Roy, I find that your using "idiosyncratic" is perhaps a tongue-in-cheek self appraisal, you should bear in mind that your expertise--whether it applies to this thread or not--is very valuable, because it keeps the Imagineers in check, and to interpret those things "real" and historic.
I'd rather see an "accurate" interpretation, rather than a lame one, made up along the way...
There's a compliment in there for you, Roy, if you wade through my unintended highbrow commentary....