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Alaska Shipping - Freemo-N module

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I've started a new Freemo-N module called Alaska Shipping. The module is 16" wide and 42" long.

I started with a frame that was based on one presented by Dave Falkenburg Free-Mo N.

I used 3/4" plywood for the sides, endplates and bracing. The legs are secured to the frame with 1/4" bolts and wing nuts. I'd like to make a template and route out identical endplates and leg plates.

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Updated April 25th, 2011 at 05:39 AM by gregamer

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    I used TrueScene Fiber to form basic shapes. Various ground Foams, Grand Central Gems Grass and Grand Central Gems Fir Trees.
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    I used Highball Fine Lt. Grey for mainline and T's Trees Tan Soil for the siding. I also finished all off the base scenery. Planted grass and trees, gravel areas. Some detailing like a few telephone poles & the Chinese Gate.
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    I prebuilt a pair of 6" module adapter plates so I could run this module in a oNeTrak layout.

    6" adapter plates to convert back to oNeTrak standard 4" tall endplate and code 80 track.

    Unfortunately, after presenting the module to my N-Trak club, I found out that the club guidelines did not allow Atlas code 55 track.

    So, as I wait now for FreemoN friends to come out to play, I guess I'll slowly work on the details.
    • The Hotel Fire Escape
    • The Autoshop Detailing
    • The Alaskan Steamship Office Building Roof
    • The Crossing Gates (I'm $aving this one until I know someone else wants to play FreemoN with me)
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    I'm taking the Alaskan Shipping Company module to the NMRA PNR 4D Summer Meet later today. I made a little sign to place on the module. I'm hoping to drum up some interest in Free-moN.

    This will be the first time I've taken it anywhere and I don't think it's going to be a good idea to mount it up on it's legs (too easy to tip over without being clamped to other modules to provide more stability.) I'll probably have to display it on a table.

    I added a Free-moN web page to my website:

    As always, if you're interested in Free-moN and you live in the Pacific Northwest contact me, I'd love to find more people to play trains with.
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    Finish up and Tune Up

    In preparation for the PNW Freemo-N meet October 20th in Portland and because another modeler wanted to see a Freemo-N module, I brought the Alaskan Steamship module in for some touch up, finish up and maintenance. First up I painted the fascia black (Behr Stealth Jet).

    Then Installed the Power Pole connectors on the track bus and accessory bus.

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    I found out one of the switches was not getting enough power to the point rails, so I soldered in a jumper.

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    The tack glue I used to hold the BLMA crossings down wasn't sticking and the crossings were peeling up. I reglued the corssings with a 50/50 mix of Barge cement with MEK.

    I also used the mixture to reglue the styrene road between the crossings and it completely deformed that section of road.
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    The Alaskan Steamship Office building got a roof and light weathering.

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    The Auto Repair shop got an interior

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    As always.. Looks great Greg
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