Module sizes for Marlpost?

Discussion in 'Modular Layout Forum' started by frisco2008, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. frisco2008

    frisco2008 New Member

    Masonjar, what are the sizes of the modules for Marlpost? I am trying to come up with a couple of 12 to 16 foot "towns" to put on the long sides of an 8' x 19' oval layout. It will be "around the room", except one long side is open. Anyway, just trying to get an idea of sizes.


    Glenn Young
  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Hi Glenn,

    Welcome to The Gauge!

    Marlpost (as posted here) is based on 2 foot X 4 foot modules. The spec's can be found at Welcome to the HOTRAK website in the "Standards" section.

    I have since decided that the town itself will work better on 6 foot long modules, which I am now constructing. The plan is basically the same, there's just a little more room in each of the sidings. While it may have been (proto)typical to have a three or four car train in the 1930s, I want to allow the possibility of bigger trains at the club. That means making the passing siding long enough for an 8-10 car train.

    The junction remains on 2 - 2x4 footers.

  3. frisco2008

    frisco2008 New Member

    Thanks for the info. I'll do some "cut and paste" work and see what happens.


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