you join a modular model railroad club you build one or more modules
that follow a standard set of dimensions. Since each module is the
same length, height and width and all tracks meet at the edges, a
large portable layout may be created joining your modules with the
standard club modules of others. These dimensions and standards insure
that the modules will fit together so that trains not only look good,
but will run good. These dimensions must be accurate.This
page presents the current club standards. If
you need additional information or help making your module, club members
will assist you.The
club has modules in various stages of completion for those who wish
to purchase a module kit.
| PLANS | MATERIALS
| HOW TO MAKE A MODULE |
Code 100 nickel silver
Turnouts: #6 or greater using hand throw set
Season: Summer transition into fall
must meet at the track edges at the level of the plywood base.
Paint: Backdrop - Front: Sears Flat Easy Living #663
Paint: Backdrop - Back: Semi-gloss Charcoal Gray
Paint: Ground: Sears Flat Easy Living #500 Copper Brown
Paint: Fascia Board or Profile Board: Pittsburg Paints Semi-gloss
Ballast: Woodland Scenics Gray Blend # 94, adding up to 25%
Light Gray Fine # 74 for size difference
Clearance: Buildings and scenery must allow smooth passage
of trains. Vertical clearance is 3 inches minimum. Three and a half
inches is better.
Equipment: Register a color code for your equipment and mark
the bottom of each with your club registered color for identification.
Do not handle other members' property unless requested by the owner.
The sHOw club is not responsible for lost or damaged eqipment, scenery
Operations: Members operate their own trains unless requested
by the owner. Maintain realistic scale speeds. Switching is permitted
on only one mainline at a time during Model train EXPOS.