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Layout Question
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 28, 2002 2:25 AM
I am new to this and have a question regrading layouts. I have seen many different model railroaders that have layouts that can be joined together at shows and fairs. Is there specification/standard or required height for the tables, electrical connection interfaces, and specific location where tracks have to be laid? Is this usually up to a local model railroad club to decide?
Thanks
Ed
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Posted by rogerhensley on Thursday, February 28, 2002 7:08 AM
Yes and yes. There are standards. You can check out the NMRA standards at: http://www.nmra.org/standards/ and read the 'Introduction to Module Standards' and then look at the Standards and Recommended Practices. That will give you a good basic education in module standards.

Now, that said, many groups and clubs either have their own standards or have modified the NMRA standards to suit their needs. That being the case, ask the group that you want to join what their standards are.

Roger

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 28, 2002 7:28 AM
If you're talking N scale, one of the most common set of standards is called "NTrak" (there are others). Try doing a web search on that word.
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Posted by MAbruce on Thursday, February 28, 2002 10:16 AM
The N-trak link is:

http://www.ntrak.org/

I have no experince in making these modules. If you plan on making a single module, you won't be able to run trains unless you have the oppertunity to hook them up with your local club on a regular basis. But I understand that you can hook up a great many of these together and run some very long trains!

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