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East Coast FreeMoN
« on: February 22, 2012, 10:26:13 AM »
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Is there any interest in an east coast group of N scale modelers putting together some FreeMoN modules (http://free-mon.wesleysteiner.com/). This standard is gaining traction on the west coast (see M.C.'s recent post). But there does not seem to be a presence on the east coast.

Any interest in putting some together?

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Re: East Coast FreeMoN
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012, 10:49:38 AM »
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It'd be fun, but I've sunk enough into my Onetrak modules that I wouldn't want to reinvent the wheel. Plus, I like BANTRAK.

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Re: East Coast FreeMoN
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012, 10:56:03 AM »
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I've been looking at it, perhaps even retooling my layout to use it's standards. There isn't anything around here in N, there are HO clubs around though. If it gets off the ground here, I may be up for joining,

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Re: East Coast FreeMoN
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2012, 11:18:39 AM »
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Perhaps, 
if the goal is displaying the resulting modules at the 2013 NMRA convention in Atlanta...
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Re: East Coast FreeMoN
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2012, 01:02:47 PM »
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It'd be fun, but I've sunk enough into my Onetrak modules that I wouldn't want to reinvent the wheel. Plus, I like BANTRAK.

Ed, as a fellow BANTRAKer and owner of OneTrak and NTrak modules, I don't disagree.

My interest is over the modeling aspect of FreeMoN, and the general desire among FreeMoN for operations in a modular fashion. I have been following Capitol FreeMo and they are all about operations.
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Re: East Coast FreeMoN
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2012, 03:05:19 PM »
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I'd be in.  I've tried to get into the Ntrak thing, but I just can't get past the lowest common denominator thing.
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Re: East Coast FreeMoN
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2012, 03:33:33 PM »
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I really like Free-Mo, but I'm time limited right now. :facepalm:
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Re: East Coast FreeMoN
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2012, 04:59:20 PM »
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I'm pretty much fully invested with MARRS and the Smart-N standard (http://marrsweb.org/smrtnstd.html).

(Yes, it's yet another "lowest common denominator" standard. But in our defense, we predate both oNeTrak and Free-MoN... 8) )
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Re: East Coast FreeMoN
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2012, 07:46:56 PM »
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I would just as soon see if we can't use the BANTRAK 1T modules .. they are non-standard to begin with ..

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Re: East Coast FreeMoN
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2012, 01:03:50 PM »
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Put 3-5 more tracks on there, add catenary, and I'm in. However, even if not, you guys can still tie on FreeMoN modules when I set up the Heavy Electrified Division layout. As the HED modules will adjust to 50" and have track and electrical standards close enough to interface, this should be no problem. I'm specifically building these as cross-standards-compliant with the intent to be able to use them in *any* layout of the popular given modular group types, be it FreeMoN, Ntrak, Smart-N, ModuTrak, etc. While some (like Ntrak) will require adapter modules, I've got no issue providing those.

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Re: East Coast FreeMoN
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2012, 01:23:12 PM »
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Does any one know if there is any free-moN in the Kc Missouri area?

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Re: East Coast FreeMoN
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2012, 02:16:03 PM »
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Does any one know if there is any free-moN in the Kc Missouri area?

Not sure, but here's the link to the Free-moN Yahoo Group page.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Free-moN/
Free-moNers (free-moaners?) from all over post here.
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Re: East Coast FreeMoN
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2012, 06:46:18 PM »
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thanks i'll check it out