I have just about finished converting my loft so I will be able to start making the baseboards then build the layout but I am confused by the sequence to take.Should I design the layout in detail first then design the baseboards around the layout or design the baseboards the design the layout to suit the baseboards. I have 11ft x 11ft 6ins but I am limited to a max board width( in a single board) to about 2ft 6ins wide to get it through the loft hatch. Length is less critical. The layout is to be built with getting it out at some future time in mind, therefore I assume that joints in the board must coincide with plain track. I have been sketching layouts with a template tool but now need to do a detailed layout with Peco full size templates but should I do this to a preferred layout then plan where the joins should be or vice versa. My next query concerns how to fix the track at the board joints. The layout will only ever be moved once (if at all) so do I need to put down the copper laminate and solder the track (as in an exhibition layout) or can I just pin the track close to the joins then only cut when I need to. I will presumably need to solder wires at the construction stage in anticipation of a move later. I also intend to use DCC so do I need to electrically connect rail to rail by a wire at any board joints or can I connect each rail to the bus (if that makes sense). One final question, bearing in mind this is only ever likely to be moved once, can I cut the rails square to the track the protect any overhang during a move or should a cut be coincident with the edge of the board. I am thinking that if I only pin the track by the sleepers then I would need to cut as parallel to the sleepers as possible.