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BigLars
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Posted - 09/15/2019 :  09:15:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello,
I am looking for plans for module benchwork that is lightweight to take to shows.
Looking for plans / ideas on connecting the modules, leg options and fiddle yards as well.
Can anyone share?
My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

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desertdrover
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Posted - 09/15/2019 :  09:55:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Larry, as you know there are many articles on the web, however here are a few bits of information; https://www.bouldercreekrailroad.com/part-11-benchwork.html and also
https://www.nmra.org/introduction-layout-modules
http://smallmr.com/wordpress/free-mo-module-design/ This link stats off with the how-to's for a Free-mo-modules article with several how-to articles.
I'm sure other members have been through this process that can offer help for you. Good luck with your project.



Louis
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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 09/15/2019 :  12:14:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry maybe Martin can help you with that!

I know Mario did his with metal but you would have to email him because his web site is no longer!!


Jerry

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desertdrover
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Posted - 09/15/2019 :  2:56:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TRAINS1941

Larry maybe Martin can help you with that!

I know Mario did his with metal but you would have to email him because his web site is no longer!!



This is the only info left of Mario's; http://members.westnet.com.au/mjbd/html/aluminium_framing.html

Larry, read this website link and see if there is any helpful information; https://www.rmr-nmra.org/RMR%20Module%20Standards.pdf



Louis
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BigLars
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Posted - 09/15/2019 :  3:21:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Louis,
Everything you have posted is helpful. Still looking to see if I can find something with overhead lighting.


My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

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Craig H
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Posted - 09/15/2019 :  3:56:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There is a old article on MRH that someone built and was modeling the WS Lumber in S scale using better grade lumber in a Shadow box layout with lighting that I really like and I'm going to copy his method down to a T


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Martin Welberg
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Posted - 09/15/2019 :  4:03:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Welberg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Larry, what module size are you thinking of? Developed a concept for now in use with several Dutch modular groups. Have to think where the drawings are.


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Martin Welberg
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Posted - 09/15/2019 :  4:04:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Welberg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
https://forum.beneluxspoor.net/index.php?topic=77619.0

Topic is in Dutch but I think the drawings speak for themselves .



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desertdrover
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Posted - 09/15/2019 :  4:45:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is a topic for free standing module with overhead lighting by Bill Beverly; https://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node/24388






Louis
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Edited by - desertdrover on 09/15/2019 4:46:43 PM

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BigLars
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Posted - 09/15/2019 :  4:45:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Martin Welberg

Larry, what module size are you thinking of? Developed a concept for now in use with several Dutch modular groups. Have to think where the drawings are.


Hi Martin,
The strait Modules will be 16" x 48". The corners need to handle an 18" curve. The Subject is WW1 France and the British Narrow Gauge lines.


My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

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BigLars
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Posted - 09/15/2019 :  7:37:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Louis,
Now we are getting very close.


My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

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Craig H
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Posted - 09/15/2019 :  11:28:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Louis, You FOUND what I was talking about. I just could not think of who built it? This is what I want to build when I start on my next layout. One of the nicest built one I have seen.


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desertdrover
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Posted - 09/16/2019 :  09:42:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Craig H

Louis, You FOUND what I was talking about. I just could not think of who built it? This is what I want to build when I start on my next layout. One of the nicest built one I have seen.



Thanks Craig, glad to have found it. I enjoy a good research project. And, I have to agree, this was a nifty way of building a standing module with lighting.



Louis
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Martin Welberg
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Posted - 09/16/2019 :  1:44:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Welberg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Type of modules is almost the same as the one Louis posted except that I build my backdrop and lighting valance separate and bolt them together. Keep in in a 2' x 2' square so it fits easily into a EU car.


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