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Folks,

I need to find a safe way of transporting my layout.
Each board is 4ft X 2ft 6inches (10 off)
I am very concerned about damage to the scenic boards.
The whole will be transported on a large removal lorry, along with the furniture.
Any suggestions gratefully received.

All the best,


David
 

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QUOTE (adecoaches26point4 @ 8 Jul 2007, 17:48) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Each board is 4ft X 2ft 6inches (10 off)
I am very concerned about damage to the scenic boards.
The whole will be transported on a large removal lorry, along with the furniture.
Any suggestions gratefully received.
Hello David,

I would suggest pairing the boards up, and then for each pair suspending one upside down above the other and held in place with vertical pieces of wood screwed/bolted onto the ends like so:



This allows all the delicate stuff to be on the inside. Then the whole assembly can be wrapped up in bubble wrap to minimise vibrations in the lorry. You could stack more than two boards by this method into a sort of 'bookcase' although it gets more heavy etc.

Hope this helps!

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QUOTE (goedel @ 8 Jul 2007, 18:36) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hello David,

I would suggest pairing the boards up, and then for each pair suspending one upside down above the other and held in place with vertical pieces of wood screwed/bolted onto the ends like so:



This allows all the delicate stuff to be on the inside. Then the whole assembly can be wrapped up in bubble wrap to minimise vibrations in the lorry. You could stack more than two boards by this method into a sort of 'bookcase' although it gets more heavy etc.

Hope this helps!

Goedel

Looks good idea


Baykal,

I will be expecting help from him


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David
 

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QUOTE You could stack more than two boards by this method into a sort of 'bookcase' although it gets more heavy etc.
Or you could make a frame for them to slide into. The sequence would be - load frame onto lorry; slide modules paired "a la Goedel" into frame; lock modules in frame; transport model worry free?

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Hi David,

My layout is totally portable, I have built it so that four boards can be moved in one go. I have constructed two side frames which bolt on to each board at set intervals on opposite sides to make a square rack. The boards themselves are the cross members and make it extremley strong, all the scenery in on the inside so it is protected. On the front I have put two reclaimed pram wheels to help move it around (a bit like a wheel barrow) it is heavy and 6ft plus tall and needs two people to move each rack but this worked fine when i moved earlier this year.

Hope this helps

Brian
 
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QUOTE (goedel @ 8 Jul 2007, 18:36) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hello David,

I would suggest pairing the boards up, and then for each pair suspending one upside down above the other and held in place with vertical pieces of wood screwed/bolted onto the ends like so:



This allows all the delicate stuff to be on the inside. Then the whole assembly can be wrapped up in bubble wrap to minimise vibrations in the lorry. You could stack more than two boards by this method into a sort of 'bookcase' although it gets more heavy etc.

Hope this helps!

Goedel

That is a realy good idea I would do that
 
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