I know as model railroaders we plan, draw, plan, draw, trash, plan, draw, and plan some more when we plan a layout. Sometimes I think the excitement of planning actually takes over and becomes almost as big a part of the journey as operating. So in that train of thought (yes, that was intended ), I've been thinking about my home layout. I've settled on a shelf style and have two eight foot walls that I can now utilize for an "L" shaped switching layout. But I also like FreemoN and while we don't have a group here in DFW, I think having the opportunity to be a part of a large group of guys that travel to a show and get together and to make an awesome layout would be great. So I decided to apply the design parameters of making sure the layout has the proper width (it can be 24 to 26" wide) and am making it in 4ft portable sections that are wired to FreemoN standards. I'm thinking I'm going to use shelf style supports around the area to hold the layout and put it at the operating height I want, and will probably use some type of removable return loop on the ends if I want to do continuous runs. Have any of you done something like this? I think the ability to use the elements of modular railroading from either TTrak, NTrak, or FreemoN and incorporate them into a home layout makes sense. That way your modules don't just sit around between shows. Interested in your thoughts.