While nothing is official yet, I'm "considering" demolishing my current layout (15x19) and replacing it with a smaller, more manageable one. I should have built a smaller one in the first place. A layout that size is a pretty large undertaking for one person... at least it is for me. And, when I designed & built it, I thought that "duck-unders" wouldn't be a problem. Well, now I'm older and they are a problem. : (
I know that I can easily save all of the structures and anything like that that isn't nailed or glued down, but what else might I be able to salvage? I was thinking that all of my rail is soldered flex track so that may have limited recycleability. Besides, I glued it onto cork roadbed so that might cause problems as well. I didn't solder turnouts, so those should be reuseable. I'd guess that the lumber and other construction materials would best fill a dumpster somewhere.
Have any of you scrapped a layout and been able to salvage much? Just curious.
--------------------------- Dan Merkel