@Pat Marinari posted:The actual “tear down” was completed in one long day by a crew of 4 guys that do demos for house flippers. Filled 3 dump trucks. That was after more than a month of packing trains, buildings, vehicles, and O gauge people.John: The new shop should be up and running in the next week or so. It’s about 30% larger than the old one and naturally I need to get it done before I can start on the layout.
The new basement is a little larger than the old one, but my plan is for the layout to be smaller than the old one and somewhat less complex. I’m almost 75 and don’t think I’m physically capable of anything quite as ambitious as the old Hodgson Valley.
It's hard to imagine the emotion of seeing all that hard work ripped up.
I'll bet the larger shop will be as whistle clean like the last one! That was such a well organized workshop I was insanely jealous!
I hear you about the layout size, mine is nowhere near the size of your old layout. I'm sure I'll be working to complete my layout for some time. I don't ever plan on anything larger, much as it would be cool to have it.