Last weekend the Credit Valley Railway Free-mo Group had a set up at the Brampton Train Show, (near Toronto/Mississauga On. Canada). We were joined by Free-mo modellers from the Double Headers club as well as Phil Doolittle. A great time was had by all. Pictures are located at:
Our website photo page, with pictures from most of our past setups is located at:
Credit Valley Free-mo Group
On 17-18 November 2012, three groups (Minnesota Free-mo Modelers, North Texas Free-mo and the hosts, Missouri Valley Free-mo) put together a 50' x 100' layout involving approximately 50 modules. The layout included three yards and two reverse loops as well as dozens of industries. Operations using switchlists were run continuously all weekend. The Run Chief was Donnie Berg of Missouri Valley Free-mo, the layout was designed by AJ Murphy of Minnesota Free-mo Modelers and Ricky Kiel of Missouri Valley was the DCC Chief.
As you probably know, the 2012 NMRA Convention and the National Train Show (NTS) were held in Grand Rapids, MI. The North American Free-mo group was invited to create a layout for display on the floor of the NTS exhibition hall. We started the set-up on Wednesday before the show, and got it running by show opening time on Friday. Then, over the three days of NTS we ran trains and talked to visitors. Layout take-down occurred after 5pm on Sunday.
Last weekend (Apr 20-22, 2012), 6 Free-mo members from SE Michigan Free-mo and Western Reserve Free-mo got together at the Lodi Outlet mall in Lodi, OH. This is about 30 miles south of Cleveland, Ohio on I-71.
The layout can be seen in PDF format here: see attached file
Capitol Free-mo Pictures from GSMTS
Capitol Free-mo set up in early February at the Great Scale Model Train Show in Timonium, MD. Pictures are available at:
Mike McNamara constructed an I-Car (made by: http://www.minutemanscalemodels.com/product_p/87-10.htm)
and has uploaded the video to YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MiGJj5wmMA
The World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour was in Utah on Feb 4 & 5 2012. The Utah Free-mo group hosted a Free-mo setup at the show. Here is a link to some pictures from the event.
Last weekend (November 5 -- 6) the annual train fair was held at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY. Free-mo groups from New York, Ontario, Ohio, and New England joined forces to field a layout with a 70' main line and an intersecting branch. Around 20 people were involved in creating and running this layout. Four of us from New England attended, contributing around 10 individual module sections to the event. We ran trains all weekend, held two ops sessions, took lots of photos, talked with show attendees, and had a good time.
Over the next few days I'll post a series of photos I took at the event. Today's batch are photos showing the set-up and some overview of the layout.
Here are pictures by Gary Green from some past NorCal Free-mo events.