Tag Archives: Construction

, , : First Update of 2018

If you have been following along on our Facebook page, you will know that we are working diligently to get some of the new modules acquired from the collection of Bill Gawthrop up to “code” for our March Private Setup. Over the past two weekends the modules have been moved to the home of Dave Burman for this work. This… Read more »

: July 31st Build Report

Although it feels like very little was done on United Silica this past week, there really has been a lot accomplished. I took time on Thursday to patch any holes in the modules and get a base coat of brown paint down – so no pink foam and no white patches remain! If I get time before Plainview to do… Read more »

: Construction Progress

The “One Module Approach” starts with FCA Packaging. After taking time to clean up the office and workspace I can finally get things started. I will be working most Monday and Wednesday evenings to keep things moving forward on this module. First things first – buildings. I will be using Model Builder software to create printed buildings on foam core… Read more »

, : The One Module Approach comes to CenterTrak

If you have been following discussions and posts since the Sioux Falls Train Show just before Thanksgiving, you may have come across the discussions of building and maintaining modules. You may also have seen the new Free-mo Concerns group created on Facebook to address such issues. This subject hits close to home for me as I begin to complete and… Read more »

, : Wiring and Track progress

Another day of working on modules and the DCC, accessory, and common buses are now installed on both Birdsong Peanuts and another new module, FCA Packaging. Both modules are being built with DCC Specialties PSX-1 circuit protection and Tam Valley Depot Frog Juicers. Parts have been ordered to handle a protected bus for these modules. The track has been on… Read more »

: Construction Begins

Construction on the new Birdsong Peanuts module began today with the installation of the subroadbed and laying out the track. This module is being fast-tracked for use in the setup at the Plainview, MN train show. The module will allow for up to four cars to be spotted on two different tracks that cross each other.

: Three Notch Update

I have finally started to complete the work on Three Notch, formerly Northwood Falls. I bought the module set nearly 3 years ago and started work to convert it back to a double track module. This past week has seen a lot of work. I fastened down the last bit of track on the module set this afternoon, and tomorrow… Read more »