Thursday, October 23, 2014

Proposed Home Layout

Here is a layout made of new and existing Free-Mo N modules that I propose to place in a 10' X 14' space in my train room and still leave room for a wide aisle, a workbench, and a computer desk.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Paul Bender's Big Texas Train Show Photos

Click on and start the show.  I am not sure if this will work for non-members of the Gulf Coast Free-MoN Yahoo Group.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Seventeen Free-Mo N Modules that Bisect a Narrow Aisle

Seventeen modules in the order in which they bisect the aisle between the NWX HO layout and the N-TRak layout.
Here are closeup pictures of the seventeen modules broken into four blocks.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Manual turnout control

Except wire should pass through switch knob from side to side rather than front to back.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Pictures to assist Paul Bender in preparing for BTTS

I was not able to add two modules (only) and make the area inside the loop easier to walk around in.  Here is a video showing the layout at the end of Friday:

Monday, July 21, 2014

Proof of Concept for 5-Module Sled (or not)

The five modules were pinned to two 2 by 2s using 1-1/4" dry wall screws in about 20 minutes.  The ends could be better protected and the wires sequestered like they would be in N-Trak; but the next photo shows me lifting one end off the ground with one hand while taking the photo.  I'm sure we can find two young men strong enough to carry it as far as we need to.  Oh, by the way, we would use 5/16"- 18 bolts and inserts in the permanent carrier.  I notice from the photo that they could have been placed on the sled with one edge perpendicular to the ground or nearly so.  This could be secured with a 4" wide piece of 1/2" plywood 48" long.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

There is no need to look at previous versions of this plan.

There is no need to look at previous versions of this plan unless you think I may have discarded a better plan for a worse one.