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cb&q guy

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Hi, I live in south central Iowa, about 20 miles north from the Missouri border. Wondering if there are any clubs around here or within reasonable driving distance in the same vicinity in Missouri ? Prefer N scale or HO. I do both. Thanks.


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It's not really a club, per se, but a guy named Mark Watson models modules in Free-moN. He live in Lincoln NE, and I know he has connected his own modules to another from Free-moNorthernCO (Nick Husen).

Free-moN uses this (pretty loose) standard for module interconnections:

Free-moN groups meet an connect at various locations throughout the west on a semi-regular or one-off basis. I believe there is a monster meet too in Evanston WY every few years at was (the last time) the former UP machine shop--next meet in 2024 I gather.

[Why this doesn't happen several times a year is, so far, a mystery to me]

Some video here:

As it happens, the opening shot is Mark's triple way connecting module. I really like his grasswork, and the dead end abondoned track (which runs into the tree) is another nice touch.

Standard height for Free-moN modules is 50," which suits me much more than does the N-Trak height. Free-moN is also a single track, rather than triple track connection. That, too, suits me. FWIW.
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