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My personal opinion is that a consensus is never possible.    A compromise is possible in a lot of cases.

The other side of this is that I don't secure buildings to the layout in most cases.    If they are permanently secured they sometimes get in the way of maintenance and cleaning.   

Instead I locate them in place so they can't move sideways with pins.    I generally use small 3/4 inch long nails and usually clip the heads off.    Most buildings have open bottoms or some sort of opening.    I figure out where I want to locate the building and mark at least two corners.    I then measure from the these corners to the opening inside the building.    I then locate the nails underneath on the layout where the opening in the bottom of the building will be.     Then I can place the building on the layout on the locating pins.    I can scenic around the building and still be able to lift it off if needed.

You can use the same technique with a permanent foundation, just use longer pins so they are above the height of the foundation.    You make the foundation permanent but leave the building removable.

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