Author Topic: Hello from Belen, NM!  (Read 3060 times)

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Hello from Belen, NM!
« on: February 28, 2011, 01:05:51 AM »
Hi guys, I'm 42 year old cancer survivor, who just happens to model 3' Narrow Gauge. I'm part of the New Mexico Narrow Gauge Modular Club. The Club's web site is here: http://nmngmc.org/default.aspx
I did build both Narrows and Echo Ridge, but have since sold Echo Ridge to a fellow club member. How many of you guys are into modules?



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Re: Hello from Belen, NM!
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2011, 03:02:30 AM »
I'm part of an HOn3 Free-mo group, we use a standard very similiar to SG Free-mo with things like radius and clearance changes for HOn3.  I have 3 modules under construction, one is 11'4" and two are 4', and I've been dreaming of building a dual gauge module representing  Leadville or Alamosa.

Brandan in Colorado
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Re: Hello from Belen, NM!
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2011, 03:21:52 AM »
Welcome David,
modules are great. I have my layout built in FREMO modules.

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Re: Hello from Belen, NM!
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2011, 03:46:45 PM »
Am I reading that right when you say 11'4"? That's a big module! I'm guessing that it's not all one piece?





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Re: Hello from Belen, NM!
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2011, 01:14:55 AM »
It's 4 peices two 44" and two 24".  We have multiple 12' and one 15' module in the group, The dual gauge I'm currently tinkering with will be upwards of 20 or 30 feet total.  I need a new trailer first though!

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Re: Hello from Belen, NM!
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2011, 03:14:40 AM »
There's no problem with big modules. You have only to divide them into suitable segments. Look at the layout arrangement from our last FREMO meeting, look at the bigger .pdf file.

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Re: Hello from Belen, NM!
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2011, 11:30:33 PM »
Wolfgang,

I love big modules too, it's just that as planned I will have 4 seperate modules tottalling around 43'!  It's just not going to fit in the back of the truck stacked.  :)  Modules even become like the layout...need more space!

Brandan
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Re: Hello from Belen, NM!
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2011, 11:38:57 PM »
There's nothing wrong with big modules. I prefer smaller ones myself because my cancer has made it hard to lug around the bigger ones. I'll keep mine to 4' long and 18" deep. I wouldn't mind running 4' x 2' deep, but it's just too much for me. The standard gauge club I'm part of uses 3' deep by either 4', 6', or 8' long.




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Re: Hello from Belen, NM!
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2011, 05:17:02 AM »
With modules and a group you have a lot of fun. That's a picture from the setup:



You see modules made up from many segments  too.
My Diamond Valley module is made up from six segments. The segments are in such a way I have only two boxes with them, five equal parts. That's good for transportation and storage.  :)

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Re: Hello from Belen, NM!
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2011, 08:24:39 AM »
Now that looks like a lot of fun!







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Re: Hello from Belen, NM!
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2011, 08:35:45 AM »
Guys:
We have a Layout forum for this kind of discussion.
Mark