Hi all, I've been working away at some railway modelling again and have something to show. These are a series of modules I've built over the last year for a new Free-mo group that we are starting in Christchurch. Free-mo involves a modular standard that allows people to build their own modules at home and then meet as a group to connect the modules and run trains on a big layout. Our group of about eight people has had one small running session so far and another one is coming up this weekend so I've been putting in a bit of effort to get the scenery done on these. They aren't yet finished but this gives you an idea of where I'm heading.
The area modelled is the Mojave Desert. I still have to glue a million bushes to this and perhaps add some cacti. The idea with free-mo is to build realistic scenery so given that there isn't a great deal in the Mojave this makes for a minimalist approach, which I like. Once these are finished I'll take some better pictures.
Very convincing landscape. It looks excellent.
The Free-mo idea sounds brilliant.
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Andrew wrote: So does everyone in the group follow the theme? Or is each module individual? Noob question
It's a free for all so you get a real mix of prototypes. It's meant to be all American stuff, but we have a European modeller in our group. The free-mo movement is meant to introduce a bit of freedom into the hobby and avoid the politics and group behaviour that often dogs clubs.
I'm going to continue on with modelling this Western theme. After I've finished these sections I'm tempted to build a small mountain town module.
We ran trains yesterday (after various control issues were sorted). There were thirteen modules there (mostly unfinished). Obviously we need a couple of corner modules before we can fit any more into the hall.