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rutlandfan
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Posted - 03/24/2019 :  2:18:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit rutlandfan's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Everyone,

I was looking for new ideas for modules for a new section of my layout. I saw in Europe and the UK there are laser cut module kits.

https://timhorn.co.uk/4ft-by-2ft-lite-baseboard/

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Model-Railway-Baseboards-Precision-Engineered-Modular-Laser-Cut-Base-Boards-/382798577375?nma=true&si=MW54GDuKagKTS%252FF7jARolFNfDZQ%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

https://www.whiterosemodelworks.co.uk/product/baseboard-configurator/

But none of these have shipping to the US or Canada available. Is there anyone in the US or Canada making these kind of module kits?

Phil
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GNFAN
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Posted - 03/24/2019 :  5:19:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I really wanted some of these as well but as you noted they don't ship outside of the UK.

I know of one US made product made by Masterpiece Modules. These are CNC cut module kits.

http://www.masterpiecemodules.com

They have 2x4 foot "Freemo" modules as well as "T-Trak" modules. I have some experience with them as our local HO club uses them for our modular layout.

I looked into using either the T-Trak versions and/or the FREEMO kits for my home HO layout but ended up going with module kits from http://www.modelrailroadbenchwork.com .

Since I already had material for tops and legs and that I could use and also get various size modules for me the "Model Railroad Benchwork" kits were a better choice.

DavidB



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jbvb
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Posted - 03/25/2019 :  07:39:29 AM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The modular layout groups I know best have either formal or informal 'basic module kit' schemes for their members: a member with a shop makes them, usually at cost, for those who don't have their own tools or space where sawdust is allowed. But this is infrequent in a largely suburban hobby.


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GNFAN
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Posted - 03/25/2019 :  12:07:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
those who don't have their own tools or space where sawdust is allowed. But this is infrequent in a largely suburban hobby.

If one has a friend with said tools willing to assist you do the carpentry then this works. However, it is not always an option due to any number of factors.

Also the cost of purchasing the required tools, materials, truck rental to haul said materials, to make them oneself will far exceed the cost of buying ready-to-assemble benchwork kits. And finally the pieces are made so much better than I could ever do myself.

Just my opinion and what worked for me.

DavidB



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