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sandro schaer Nov 29, 2015

  1. sandro schaer

    sandro schaer TrainBoard Member

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    i moved out of my appartement in april. had to disassemble my layout into pieces, small enough for moving, large enough to reassemble the layout.
    for different reasons reassembly will never be the case. so i started dismantling the layout. saving only what i can use in the future. so far 2/3 of my former layout is gone.

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  2. glennac

    glennac TrainBoard Member

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    Oh my goodness! Talk about burning your bridges. :eek:
     
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  3. Traindork

    Traindork TrainBoard Member

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    Ouch! But now you can build bigger and better!
     
  4. sandro schaer

    sandro schaer TrainBoard Member

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    if things go well i will have a new train room by end of april 2016. 76m2 / 818sqft. .......
    just ordered 16 30-packs of 3ft peco flex track.....
     
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  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    So many layouts gone due to necessity of moving. It's especially sad when they cannot be rebuilt or even replaced at all. Good to read that you can start anew.
     
  6. Eagle2

    Eagle2 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Nice in a way that you could have a funeral pyre of sorts for the old layout, although I'm sure it was an emotional event. Good luck with the next incarnation!
     
  7. Jim Reising

    Jim Reising TrainBoard Member

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    That's the kind of thing that gets you. I may be facing something similar but am trying not to think about it - denial can be fun. Keep a positive mental attitude!
     
  8. DCESharkman

    DCESharkman TrainBoard Member

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    Could get you arrested in California for burning like that, lucky you that you are not here, and lucky me, I am on my way to Geneva for work!
     
  9. robert3985

    robert3985 TrainBoard Member

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    I've moved six times since I started working on my layout. Since I knew I would probably be moving several times in my life until I settle into retirement, I decided early on to build my layout in portable 6' sections, so my layout always just breaks down, folds up and comes with me.

    Not every section has survived the time, but every section has survived the moves.

    If my space is configured differently, I can make modifications to my old sections, or make new ones so that I can set up and run trains with minimal effort.

    If for any reason I don't like a section, I can salvage most of it, including the benchwork and integral folding legs, strip off the scenery, scenery base, track and subroadbed...clean things up a bit and make a new LDE in place of the old one...and when I have to move next time, everything comes with me.

    Works for me, and several of my local model railroad friends...

    Cheerio!
    Bob Gilmore
     
  10. sandro schaer

    sandro schaer TrainBoard Member

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    david,

    for how long will you be in geneva ? any plans to see zurich as well ?




    i could have re-install the layout. just didn't want to. i soon have 3 times more space and i want to get rid of some of the design flows of the layout.
     
  11. traingeekboy

    traingeekboy TrainBoard Member

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    I have placed many layouts next to the trash and just walked away. Time to rebuild!
     
  12. JMaurer1

    JMaurer1 TrainBoard Member

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    Arrested for burning then fined for using water to put it out...
     
  13. jpwisc

    jpwisc TrainBoard Member

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    Sandro, what do you have planned for the next layout?
     
  14. mtntrainman

    mtntrainman TrainBoard Supporter

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    That's definately a California thang !!! LMAO :ROFLMAO:
     
  15. sandro schaer

    sandro schaer TrainBoard Member

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    no plans yet. just some ideas. will feature a large staging yard. capacity of 1000+ cars would be cool.
     
  16. OleSmokey

    OleSmokey TrainBoard Member

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    I must live right. I can turn my layout sideways and carry it right out the door. Hope i never need to, But can if i need too.
     
  17. fifer

    fifer TrainBoard Supporter Advertiser

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    Go Sandro Go!!!
    Hope you have fun with a new layout room and layout !!

    Mike
     
  18. DCESharkman

    DCESharkman TrainBoard Member

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    I will be there for a month, and if all goes well, I may end up there permanently. May check out Zurich while I am there.
     
  19. sandro schaer

    sandro schaer TrainBoard Member

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    david , please contact me offline. would be fun to have a beer together.
     

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