[PLEASE NOTE - Due to the change in Trainboard software, most of the image links in this thread were broken. Please visit the RailImages media for me, to see the photos -- Rick] Mark Watson and MC Fujiwara did a very bad thing for me! They got me hooked on the idea of building a module (or modules) to be part of the Silicon Valley Free-Mo-N group. I have helped at a couple shows the past year or so, and always get to run some of my trains, but, really wanted to contribute to layout. The great thing about the Free-MoN standards are that they allow everyone to focus on what they do best, and we can create some really cool and large layouts. A number of us love our long named passenger consists, as well as modern commuters, but while some modules have small depots, there wasn't anywhere for a long (7 to 8 foot; or close to 1000 scale foot) consist to pull in, let alone two. And, while we are running these, there are also very long (30, 40, 60, ...) car freight running on these layouts (and they all look GREAT). So, not to start off meekly, I decided to create a passenger station module that could really contain these old consists. MC and I discussed this off and on over the past year, and I came up with the following design (please note, my AnyRail jpeg here is only "concept", all the track actually does reach the end plates, at the middle, and is perpendicular, per standard) This is made of 3 4-foot sections, each with a 15 degree angle, resulting in an approx 12 foot module with a 45 degree turn in all. If one were to make a smooth curve from one end to the other, this is a 183" radius curve. The two ends are 18 inches for connecting up with other modules, but expand to 24 inches in the central portion of the module. One trick the group has learned is to pair sections for transport. By attaching traveling panels to the end plates, you can conveniently store and carry two at a time (you connect them with scenery sides facing each other). You can see I have 3 sections above, so there is a fourth, stand alone, module which matches the center section dimensionally. It is a desert scene (when completed).