The RAMMA thought experiment continues. If I were to construct a micro-layout for the show in Sedan next fall, how would I get it there safely? The Rexroth option, while interesting, sounds awfully expensive to me. Also, I would still need something on the sides to protect the layout.
Then, looking at some other foamcore-based layouts, I thought it might be best if the layout sat atop a structure, rather than trying to make the legs engage with it somehow. That’s when I thought of making the box break in two pieces, and form a zig-zag pattern to support the layout.
This approach looked promising enough to investigate with a little more rigour in Sketchup. It appears that about 4’2″ is the most we can manage for module length given this approach and a 4″ baseboard depth. However, the layout doesn’t overhang the support structure too much, and so, it should be stable enough.