Our layout is configured from a large inventory of individual modules and each member may own one or many such modules. Of course, to make it work, we have to have a standard design so that when modules are put together to form an operating layout everything will fit together as expected.
We usually design a layout to fit a specific space based upon the total space available and also on how many members and modules will be available for that particular occasion.
Our basic inventory consists of several standard module designs (and a few special ones which, when put together, fit the standard pattern).
2. Outside corner
3. Inside corner
1. Inside (back track) yard
2. River modules
3. Large corner yard
4. Extra depth modules
See our PHOTOS section above for examples of the various module types.
Our custom layouts are designed using a computer to configure the size, shape, and component modules for each display. Examples of the different available modules are:
Straight:Outside Corner: Inside Corner:
Inside ("back track") yard:
Large Corner Yard:
Extra Depth Module:
And here's how we can put them together to form a display layout:
A small layout 16 feet by 12 feet:
A large layout for a major show (60 by 36 feet):
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