The main modules are welded using 50mm x 50mm x 4mm aluminium angle (as the WARRATOO exhibition layout of a few years ago) strengthened lengthways with box channel inside the angle. The modules are 1800mm x 600mm, with the boards measuring 730mm in width. The layout stands on trestles which makes the layout portable via clips and bolts for each module. Ply was used for all of the timber work which was sourced and cut by Mister Ply&Wood.
I started a project some years ago using MDF with disastrous results so beware. 3mm cork was used all over the boards in the station area and where the track is on the approach. Code 55 Micro Engineering rail is used with hand laid points. Tortoise point motors are used with LEDs on the console. I used the DC method of control with sections and blocks where necessary, which keeps me on my toes when running two trains. Electromagnets are in place for decoupling wagons etc. There are 17 in total.
All movements are controlled by a console with walk around controllers when needed.
I have used trusty Gaugemaster panel controllers without any problems at all. The signals are Uneek products with modified arms and mechanisms, which were built by my good friend Richard Grace.
The power supply was built by another good friend Peter Steel and is more than up to the task.