Recommended Practices

Last Updated: December 3rd, 2012

Recommended Practices

The information below is in addition to the Free-mo Standards and are specific to CenterTrak modules. These practices are strongly encouraged so that our setups can look like one continuous railroad.

  • RP-1. Fascia Color. Module fascias are to be painted Glidden 70GY 08/075, “Northwest Green” in an eggshell or semi-gloss finish. This color is also used by other Midwest Free-mo groups.
  • RP-2. Module Ends. Module ends should remain unpainted and unstained to prevent the modules from sticking together during setup.
  • RP-3. Ballast Color. Single and double track mainlines are to be ballasted with Smith and Sons #30 Penn-Ohio limestone (product number 1430).
  • RP-4. Scenery Type. Scenery should be done in Summer colors.
  • RP-5. Module Certification. All new modules will be certified for operational readiness prior to their first show.
  • RP-6. Track Readiness. Module will be included in no fewer than 2 shows before ballast is applied to insure that track is fully functional and causes no operational issues.
  • RP-7. Module Development. Modules which have met the requirements of RP-6 above and are certified per RP-5 should show progress in scenery at each show.

Update Log

  • December 3rd, 2012: Updated the fascia color to match other groups.
  • March 26th, 2012: Added Update Log
  • December 6th, 2010: Added to Web Site

Once the first modules are constructed, changes to the Recommended Practices can only occur after a majority of the groups members agree to the change. Modules constructed before a change is in effect shall be exempt from the change, unless the change affects how modules connect, in which case a 6 month grace period will be allowed.

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