I'm planning on adding the concept of Orbital Elevators to my next entry in my 003 universe but am having a problem writing it. I like to at least know when I'm writing things in an unrealistic fashion so I can prepare for that, but for the Orbital Elevator I'm having a scale problem. What I've read says that the cable needs to be thin but nothing says how thin. Does anyone know? Are we talking thin as in real thin, or thin in a big way? I also don't understand exactly how the counterweight is organized. In relation to the cable, what kind of supposed weight is needed at the end? Are we talking little weight like boulder sized or huge weight like sky scrapper sized? Mostly its a proportion problem for me and I do want to at least have a semi depiction of realism when writing.