And its not quite what you think.....
Everywhere we look these days we are being exhorted to produce layouts that are "cute and tiny" and the attraction is quite obvious; time, money, materials, all of these are now in the "scarce" basket for a lot of us and so starting a behemouth in the garage or spare room isnt really an option.
So my latest acquisition has got me pondering, as obviously its an item
purpose built for transporting a layout (oh, and chasing trains in which means it will soon be fully kitted with a VHF radio installation).
Obviously its not blessed with space, so any layout designed to be transported in it (including supports and stock boxes) will need to be a bit...."clever". I'm thinking that using the MMW endcaps is a must, but after that I havent really put much though to it. However, I think the length is already decided for me.
And just to make things really awkward, access into the passenger area isnt stellar either....
(Not much of a gap there at all....)
So the MMW layout design company has swung into action with numerous ideas and plans and no doubt something will emerge. And it might not necessarily be Nz120 either, in fact I'm thinking of going VERY BIG for the size of the trains to fit with the very tiny wee car.
The Forks, of course, will just have to be transported in the Honda Oddity when it arrives from the builder.....I cant think of how that will fit in the mini once its endcapped.
Oh, and the main rule is that the driver needs to remain in the car...