You have mentioned your lightweight module construction before; I would really like to see a description (and drawings?) of your methods. In the TT Free-Mo thread, you gave a link to About the YSL layout.pdfRichard-B wrote:I have been involved with a travelling 'sectional' On30 layout for over 12 years... We have been as far as Seattle, and just did O-Scale West 2015. http://roninengineer.com/index.php/the-gang
The YSL has proven that blue-foam and plywood skin-built sections/modules are both light and VERY sturdy. Three of the TT-Tracks straight sections can be stacked together with spacers (<3in each) along with their thin backdrops, and would fit within the airline carry-on dimensions of 22in by 14 in by 9in.
A matched set of three T-Tracks end-to-end gives an almost 5 foot run of similarly finished layout... which is as good as most other systems with a larger form factor.
YSL Info and Construction, but it doesn't give construction details. I have looked at the PCC group on yahoo, no help there. And the Module Construction for PCC section at http://roninengineer.com/index.php/south-pacific is not at all specific. Can you publish a link to construction specs, or (gasp!) write up a sufficiently thorough description that would encourage others here to try building some of these lightweight modules?
I am actually looking at building a slightly modified version of John Armstrong's Fig. 2-9 small division point yard as a 2-section 8-foot module to Bill Dixon's TT Free-Mo (or FKTT?) standards, to become a separable part of my (planned) larger layout. If these TT-Tracks modules appeal to me enough, I would consider building a small 'country station' as TT-Track for the other side of the layout, which would be flyable to a convention "just in case".
The sections may stack together neatly, but there would still be the problem of transporting buildings and other scenic features...