site was put together a little haphazardly a few years ago. At that
time, the thought was to create this website (throw a pole in the
water and see if anyone would bite) and see if there was any interest.
To be honest, that did not work so well. For some strange reason,
modular groups are just not popular in Indiana. This might have
something to do with the number of basements and space for layouts.
I don't really know.
having a basement, I was forced to look for an alternative. The FREEMO
concept, is it ! Why? There are all kinds of reasons!
is for modelers who enjoy creating protypical scenes and operational
layouts. It is possible to have a much larger layout to run your
trains on then you might have the time, space or money to build
all by yourself. If you get tired of a scene, sell it or give it
to someone else and build something new. How well does that work
with a non-standardized home layout?
focus of FREEMO is the modeler and not some random audience at a
train show. FREEMO utilizes the power of computers and DCC to run
multiple trains in a realistic manner. This includes signals and
dispatcher control, and real interchanges of freight. It is probably
as real as modeling can get.
is realistic because of the flexibility of the modular system. A
FREEMO builder can have a single track or something busier (double,
triple or more ) track main. Modules can be as small as 12"
wide (known as mini-mo) and simulate rural mainline runs or wider
than 26" When you think about it, you really can build just
free to look around the site. There is not much to this group and
that is okay. I plan on building FREEMO compliant modules as my
home layout. Not sure if FREEMO is for you? Come see me at a train
show soon. My goal is to have at least one full size module
and one mini module complete and ready to setup at the Great Train
Expo in Indianapolis, January 2011.