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@poniaj posted:

Go with modular/sectional.  I did that with my layout and it took the move perfectly.  You won't regret it.  I've seen too many layouts destroyed by moves.

I'm 100% on board.  I've been exploring construction styles to work out what will be best. I want to keep it super light.  I'm leaning towards doing a reverse loop - to - reverse loop layout (instead of a circle) to get the most length with a single track main and keeping the modules very narrow - like 18-20" wide. 

Like mine...



Not that it would have mattered as the new space is smaller than the old one.



Rusty

Been there!  My O gauge layout was a ridiculous L-girder monster. By the time I had it running a train, I had to tear it out. Never again.

I'm exploring PVC screw in legs connected to a thin plywood frame with foam top as a possibility.

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@Jacobpaul81 posted:

Been there!  My O gauge layout was a ridiculous L-girder monster. By the time I had it running a train, I had to tear it out. Never again.

I'm exploring PVC screw in legs connected to a thin plywood frame with foam top as a possibility.

Our club display layout (Southeastern Michigan S Gaugers) was made with thin foam topping framework made from ripped plywood.  The sections are as light as can be made and still withstand constant set up and tear down.  We used PVC legs that simply slide into pockets and have carriage bolts at the bottom for leveling purposes.  My home layout is similarly done.  I used 2x2 legs with an occasional diagonal brace for stability.

The first shot is of my layout's construction and the other two are of its tear-down for the move.  Yeah, I went with a "race track" type layout simply because in addition to basic operations, I like to see trains run.  Very zen.   BTW, my home layout was made with salvaged bleacher wood from the local high school.

In any event, please keep us all informed as to any progress!

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