I’ve been giving the transport and protection of my scenic boards some thought and have devised a relatively simple way of avoiding them from being knocked in storage/transit.
The front side (punters side) of the layout already has velcro attached ready for curtains. So it’s easy to add a velcro-ed panel which with hinges can then bend 90 degrees over the top of the board covering the scenics. I intend to add some small brackets at the top end to clip over the backscene keeping it all in place. Given teh boards are always carried upright, it won’t be a problem that these would fall away when held upside down! The sides are then added in the same way, hinging off the top. However I can’t have velcro here (if I did the boards wouldn’t abut up to each other during use) so something to tie the corners together is necessary – perhaps two smal knobs and elastic bands to hold the corners?
The plywood (6mm) is in stock and I got the nice bloke at B+Q to cut the pieces for me using their bandsaw so I’m halfway there already!