have just joined your forum and am introducing myself.
I have dabbled on and off in model rail projects, with anything from 3mm to 1:24 scale.
The pleasure was mainly in building something, and never ended up in producing a layout.
Not long ago decided to move from the south, and now reside in Lincolnshire,
where I discovered a small group who meet once a month, and all belong to the 7mm NG Society.
We are currently engaged in making a modular type layout of no particular design,
each member producing anything that takes their fancy, in either 7mm NG or On30 scale,
the only requirement being that each members boards can couple with any other members boards each end.
This is giving us a layout over 40ft long when all connected.
My modules, consisting of two boards when linked, depicts the paper making industry.
It's in its early stage, but consists of a wood chipping shed, pulping digester and the mill itself.
When further down the line will post some pics of this.
Originally the group developed everything to run on DC control.
But after exhibiting part of the layout (around 24ft) at Bressingham this year,
concluded that one train running at a time wasn't that interesting to the paying public,
so the group now wish to convert to DCC.
My boards although laid out for DC Operation,
allows separation from the main through line to the sidings,
so that I can operate a shunting sequence, without disturbing the main line traffic.
However rather than trying to convert the few loco's I have to DCC,
am embarking down the Radio Control route,
and just purchased a DelTang controller and receiver package.
The group decided on a standard dimensional size of the modules,
although some license given on length and width,
providing the location dowels and module connections were at set parameters,
and the through rail set at a given distance from the front.
It was decided to leave the rail ends floating,
to allow for any minor adjustment when connecting each board.
I haven't been able to explore the whole of this site,
but presume somewhere there is instruction on how to upload photos.