Between apartment living, moving, not being able to have a basement, and not wishing to enrich the gas utility too much, we have had little space or time for a layout. However, we have been able to maintain our interest in modeling by participating in modular railroad clubs.
The idea of a modular railroad layout is a set of design standards that allows any two sections to connect. One of the earliest, and best-known, is N-trak, which has evolved and spawned several subgroups. There are also modular systems for other scales. There are also sectional layouts, which resemble modules, although the sections generally are assembled in a prescribed order.
We bagan as members of Central Indiana N-trak, which allowed creation of e much larger layouts than any one person or club could easily maintain. It's also great to go to train shows and share with others. Cintrak also includes the T-Trak system, and we've been working on several modules.
revised 28 August 2020