@I-Am-Zim - Well, yes and no
I'm going more for an "as seen on TV" look and incorporating designer's intent only where possible. The short story is that I couldn't get that power pipes section to match up because they shot the engine room from many more angles than what the forced perspective probably intended.
There are a couple of other reasons as well to go with the forced-perspective version for this project as well and you can see what I mean by reading pages 3 and 4 of this thread (if you have the time.)
Of course, this is not the only way to do it. It just happens to fit what I'm trying to do ("What would the Thermians do?