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Small Layout Challenge 2020

One of my favorite layout designs by Carl Arendt is Carl’s Imports. Carl designed the micro layout to fit in a shoebox. Using what he…

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Ben Feldkamp’s North Branch Railroad

While in the Grand Rapids MI area I saw there was a train show and decided to make a stop. There I found this great…

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More Changes…

It has been a few months since my last article. Things have been very busy here. Usually I get a lot of modeling done during…

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Transporting Modules

Over the years I have assisted in several setups and tear downs of Free-mo setups. Getting your modules in and setup quickly are key. Everyone…

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Turnout Control with Servos – Part II

Back in 2016 I wrote the article Turnout Control with Servos . Since then I have been using servos exclusively on all my layouts. I…

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Mysteries on the SOO Line

Some time ago, a random post on Facebook got me looking at an area of Northern Michigan (Upper Peninsula) near a small abandoned town of…

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Designing a Box for a Small Layout

When I design modules, I always try to make them a single element with everything required for setup in one package. The trains themselves must…

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2018 Mini-Bunch Fall Meet

On September 29th-30th 2018, I attended the Fall Mini-Bunch Meet. For those who may not know, the Mini-Bunch is a small group of Narrow Gauge…

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Posted in Modular Layouts Prototype Railroads Small Layout Design Ideas

All the Model Rail Layouts

While showing layouts as part of free-mo, I am often asked about my home layout. My response is often “which one?” At any given time…

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Boat Yard Update – August 2018

Back in October 2015, I presented my new Free-mo module project, The Boat Yard. When I wrote the article I had hoped to have the…

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