Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Free-mo at Springfield "Big E" / Amherst Train Show Jan 2022

Free-mo will be on hand at the Springfield train show in West Springfield MA, Jan. 29th and 30th, 2022. The layout is hosted by New England Free-mo and should see modules from Capitol Free-mo, Albany Free-mo, NJ Free-mo, as well as Ohio, Syracuse and perhaps Canada.

More info on th show:

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Free-mo at the NER Convention in Mahwah, Sept 2018

There will be a Free-mo layout on site at the convention hotel for the 2018 NER-NMRA Convention, the Erie Limited, in Mahwah, NJ, September 13-16, 2018.

The Northeastern Region of the NMRA has hosted Free-mo layouts in the past, including Newport RI in 2017 and Laconia NH in 2013. With space available, the committee has asked NJ Free-mo to organize an on-site layout that can feature operating sessions for convention attendees.

The layout will cover an app 25' x 50' space and utilize modules from NJ Free-mo, New England Free-mo, Albany Free-mo and Capitol Free-mo. The final plan is being drawn up, and I'll post an update here once done.

For more in the convention, check out

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Bordentown Train Show - Dec. 2016

(No posts for a while, but there have ben many NJ Free-mo activities in the past 3 years)

This December, Free-mo modules from Mike Prokop and Bill Grosse will be on display and feature operations during the annual Bordentown Holiday Train Show. Here is the flyer for the event:

Each Friday, Saturday and Sunday in December, from 4pm to 8pm, the Free-mo layout will be available to view and run trains on. There are also a number of other layouts to see, and it makes a good family event.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

NER NMRA Convention Oct. 17-20, 2013

The Northeastern Region of the NMRA will be having their 2013 Regional Convention in Laconia, New Hampshire on October 17-20, 2013. Just south of the White Mountains in NH on Lake Winnipesaukee, the Fall colors should be in full force with a crispness in the air. Model Railroading season indeed!

More information on the convention can be found at this web site.

Part of the convention will be a large Free-mo layout setup utilizing modules from New England Free-mo, the Seacoast Division NMRA and also the NJ Free-mo group. A plan has been put together and you can see that a long, linear layout featuring a return loop will be constructed:

Mike McNamara's Woodstown Jct. module is located just to the left of the return loop. It appears that the slight curve of the module cam in useful in locatiing the return loop!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

NEFFRPM September 29, 2012

On Saturday, September 29, 2012 there will be a Railroad Prototype Modelers Meet in Bridgewater, NJ. This is an annual event and is called the Northeastern Fallen Flags Prototype Modelers Meet. The Meet takes place from 9am to 6pm and will feature many models, clinics, a lunch and vendors, and usually draws over 100 people. The location is the Ted Blum 4-H Center, 310 Milltown Road, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. More info on the Meet can be found at the web site

Of interest for Free-mo followers is that I will be giving a clinic titled "Intro to Free-mo" and I will also have my 3 section module Woodstown Junction on hand and operating. Stop by if you can make it!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Greenberg Show - Edison August 11/12, 2012

I will be promoting NJ Free-mo at the Greenberg Edison, NJ show Saturday and Sunday August 11-12, 2012.  Please do stop by if you will be attending the show.  I am at the BRMNA (British Railway Modellers of North America) table.

Unfortunately, I was not able to get in touch with anyone with a finished module to attend, but I will be handing out flyers.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Timonium, February 2012

I joined the Capitol Free-mo folks for the Timonium Maryland show in February. This time we were in a different building with a somewhat small space. This did allow for what I think was a great deal more foot traffic, but also exposed the need of the group to have a way to turn the layout 180 degrees (like a U shape) to better utilize the space allotted. No problems though, we set up and had a good time all weekend.

Photos as usual over on the Capitol Free-mo site,, and I also have some video I shot using the i-Car, a car that holds an iPhone and allows for shooting video down the track, which I picked up the weekend before at the Springfield show. Check it out at the link below:

Capitol Free-mo via i-Car