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Updated August 26, 2017
This slide show presentation by Dave Falkenburg (member of the Silicon Valley Group) should provide the answers to your questions...
Our next work day is scheduled for Saturday, September 16th at 9 am at Toni's house in Vancouver, we will be busy on our balloon loop.
Here is a cab ride video of the layout, with a big "Thank You" to Peter Keppel for producing it!
Carfloat on the harbor. It has two removable barges,
so you can actually load it and remove or bring cars onto the layout!
Cow watching the excursion roar through town
Click here to visit our listing of required and recommended hardware for your module.
On Saturday and Sunday, October 12th and 13th, 2013 we set up our modules and operated trains. Here is a video:
Our website is always under construction as new content is frequently added. Eventually you will find a schedule of our events, photos of our modules, drawings of our various setups, and some how-to files that demonstrate how to build the basic framework of a module and perhaps apply scernery.
PNW Free-mo N was established to serve N scale Freemo modelers in Western Washington and Northwestern Oregon areas. We are an offshoot of the original Free-mo N standard. We are a new group having been formed in 2011. Most of our modules are still under construction and have incomplete scenery.
Some of us have been active in model railroading nearly all of our lives and some of us have just started out in the hobby. We come from as far north as Seattle and as far south as Lincoln City. Thus you should realize that when we travel to attend a setup we are serious about our commitment and involvement in Free-mo N! We have our own version of the standard, just like the other Free-mo N groups listed in the links below.
"Free-mo is a modular scale railroading standard designed for individual modelers that specifies bench work, track work, scenery, and digital control intended to 'raise-the-bar' for scale modular railroading for N scale. The standard promotes, and even forces, prototypical appearance and operations by using a single main line traversing the module resulting in prototypical point-to-point or loop-to-loop configurations and operation."
Part of the draw of Free-mo N is that the standard allows someone with limited space at home to still have an operating model railroad, albeit it small, and by attending a group setup to share the hobby with others and operate trains on layouts far too large for most people to have in their own homes.
We aspire to a high level of quality and hope you will respect our goal. Here are examples of the level of quality we aspire to: http://www.nlandpacific.com/Highlights.html
If interested in learning about Free-mo N and the standards that define it, please review the basic standards document here:
If you think Free-mo N might be for you, we invite you to attend one of our setup meetings to introduce yourself and see how we pursue the hobby.
Here are four photos from our October 2012 meet.
The national Free-mo N site
The N Land Pacific Free-mo N site
The Silicon Valley Free-mo N site
The Minnesota Free-mo Facebook
The Sacramento Free-mo N site
The Nebraska Free-mo N Facebook site
FREMO, the original European modular group responsible for some impressive large layout gatherings and home-built DCC control systems. This is where it all started!
A German N Scale FREMO group building modules inspired by North American prototypes
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