Domino Layout Construction Pros & Cons

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by riverotter, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. riverotter

    riverotter Midwest Alliance Rail Sys

    Jun 9, 2005
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    After a long absence from model railroading, about two years ago I
    was able to "pick up the thread" and re-enter the hobby, building a
    respectable 8x16 HO layout in one bay of my three-car garage.

    I have learned a lot from this project, and, having reached the
    limits of what I can "tweak" on this layout, I am preparing to
    demolish it and start fresh on my next layout in early 2007.

    One of the concepts I have been strongly attracted to is the
    "domino" method of construction advocated by David Barrow.

    I'd like to hear from anyone who is interested in the domino
    approach to layout design and construction -- advocates, railroad
    modelers with experience using this technique, opponents,
  2. RioGrande

    RioGrande Member

    Jun 10, 2004
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    I read the article and I'm not sure why David Barrow went to domino benchwork other than he may have been anticipating moving or retiring to a smaller residence and that style of benchwork lended to adapting to other or smaller spaces. Thats the only advantage I can see. It is easy to move.