Visitors will see realistic trains operate like the prototype on a painstakingly detailed Free-mo layout. You’ll also see scale models of passenger and freight, steam and diesel, vehicles and maintenance-of-way equipment detailed to match the full-size counterpart.
Bring your railroad models to display – finished or “work in progress” – any scale is welcome. There is no contest or judging. This event is an opportunity to meet fellow modelers, discuss modeling techniques, and see lots and lots of railroad models.
Join us as we set up and operate our HO scale Free-mo layout. Bring your own Free-mo module and help us expand the layout! All module owners will have ample opportunity to operate their equipment both in formal and informal operating sessions.
Presentations will be given on a variety of topics, covering both modeling and prototype railroad subjects.
Admission for one day is $6 per person, $10 for a weekend pass. Free-mo participants are $30 with one or more Free-mo modules for the duration of the event. Children 12 and under are free with adult, but please keep in mind the trains at this event are not toys – they are both fragile and expensive! Raffle tickets are included with the purchase of a weekend pass and for Free-mo and RPM participants.
Space is limited, so please contact us no later than May 9, 2010 if you wish to display models or bring a Free-mo module.
Vendors and manufacturers are welcome. Contact us for space availability.
$1 and $2 coupon available at the following hobby shops:
Angelo Hobbies, Haltom City, TX
Discount Model Trains, Addison, TX
Hobby World, Forth Worth, TX
Silver Spike Hobbies, Denton, TX
OPERATION SESSION Dec 18 - 19, 2009
North Texas Free-Mo was invited to set up a layout at
Crown Of Life Lutheran Church in the gymnasium on December 18-19, 2009! Crown Of Life Lutheran Church (Gymnasium)
6605 Pleasant Run Road
Colleyville, TX. 76034
From Boulevard 26/Grapevine Highway/Colleyville Main, turn North on Tinker Road (toward the Tarantula Railroad tracks). Pass over the tracks and continue North. Pleasant Run will merge in from the left. You are now on Pleasant Run Rd. Continue North to Crown Of Life on your Right (East side of road).
Thanks to Kevin Schelen for securing his church for this event.
The setup was Friday Dec. 18 from Noon until 7PM. An informal operating session was held afterwards for those that can attend.
The main run session was Saturday Dec. 19 from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Tear down was 8:00 PM Saturday.
NTXFree-Mo invited several operators and trains to run. .
Over 86ft of main-line trackage and 9 modules were in attendance!
SETUP/OPERATION SESSION Sept. 4-5, 2009
North Texas Free-Mo held its first full operation session Friday and Saturday September 4-5, 2009 in Arlington, TX. Thank you to EVERYONE that made it a great success.
The setup enabled us to not only to run trains and have fun, but more importantly, it
assisted us all in testing our modules, and determining what needs to be done with them.
Besides the module owners, several others brought rolling stock and ran trains. The
variety of rolling stock was amazing.
We had everything from a 36 car coal train with 2 locos in the lead and 2 powered DPU's
to a Missouri Pacific Steam reefer train to a Rock Island Grain Grain to a Pennsy K-4 steamer with a pickle train!
Feb 22, 2009 - Our third meeting was held at the Ft. Worth Meacham airport in the Vintage Flying Museum. This facility was courtesy of Kent Lewis. Thanks Kent! There were two module sets that were displayed by Jacob Damron and Foster Brennen. Ryan Harris was a new face in the crowd from the area. He brought some superbly detailed freight cars, trucks, and trailers. Jeff Ritter brought some locos and cars to display as well as a DCC controller so we had engines running on the modules, be it only 3ft. there were trains running with sound! We had ten people show for the meeting and received a warm welcome and interest from the aircraft volunteers. It isn't every Free-mo group that gets to set up under the wings of a B-25 and B-17. It was unanimous that the facilities at the VFM were capable and appropriate for large Free-mo setups. In the future, each setup at the VFM will require an entry fee of $8 for each member. This is an entry fee that is charged by the museum and none of these funds go to the group or any member of the group. Eight dollars for the use of this space was considered by all as cheap enough rent.