Archive for the ‘UMG Modules’ Category

UMG Module Connection Test

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

I’m trying a new module connection method that I saw in Springfield and read more about on the internet.

It’ll gets it’s first real test when we set up for a Boy Scout fundraiser in a couple weeks.

What do you think?

Christmas Wonderland!

Monday, December 10th, 2012

It’s been more than a year since I’ve posted here and all I am doing is making a marketing pitch to have a many people as possible come to O’leary this Saturday, Dec. 15th, for their Christmas Wonderland fundraiser.  The UMG will be there with their layout spreading the word of Model Railroading, celebrating the season, and helping out a fellow member, the Reverend Ewen Moase.  Click the image to the right for more information.

Hope to see you there!

The New Modules – 5th Street District

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Brin and I have been working the last couple weeks building new modules for the UMG layout. These will replace the old, and tired looking, Hazard Bend module set.

Al introduced me to the track plan for the 3rd Street Industrial District thinking it would make a great module set. I had seen the plan before but hadn’t related it to modules. It looked like it could be possible so Brian and I decided to use it as inspiration. Since it is not an exact reproduction we’re calling our plan “The 5th Street District”.

We started about 2 weeks ago constructing the frames from some old 1/2″ plywood I had in the shed. We had to buy the foam, unfortunately. We used new track and turnouts on the mainline and a mix of new track and recycled track and turnouts from the old modules in the switching area.

The modules certainly aren’t finished by any stretch of the imagination, but trains should run on them just fine. They’ll be in a more presentable condition for the Truro show next fall.

The Moncton show is this Saturday (April 12th). I’ll have some pictures of these modules set up in the UMG layout next week.