Welcome to our Franksville, Wisconsin modutrak module project page. This project series covers the construction of three N scale modular layout pieces that model a 1950’s prototype of Franksville, Wisconsin. With typical midwest scenery, you’ll find a variety of modular construction techniques, wiring practices using terminal blocks and Molex connectors, advanced scenery techniques utilizing static grass and other newer techniques and much more.
Part 1 : Introduction
An introduction to our project with background, diagrams and prototype photos.
Part 2 : Laying Spline Roadbed
We put down masonite spline for the roadbed that we will lay the tracks on top of.
Part 3 : Land Contours
Pink construction foam makes up the material we use to build the land forms on either side of the tracks.
Part 4 : Cork and Track
We put down some Midwest Products n-scale cork roadbed and Atlas Code 55 flex track.
Part 5 : Painting Track
Track is down and it is time to remove that nasty plastic shine.
Part 6 : Switch Machines and Wiring
We need controls and machines for those turnouts to function.
Part 7 : Building The Franksville Depot
Franksville’s railroad depot building is gone today, but we still need to model one from the 1950’s for our module.
Part 8 : Building The Klema Buildings Part 1
We start scratch building the Klema feed mill, track-side structure and out-buildings. As well as the lumber yard.
Part 9 : Building The Klema Buildings Part 2
More Klema buildings progress as well as some details going in at the lumber yard. Plus gravel parking lots.
Part 10 : Klema’s Coal Bins
Constructing the coal bins to the north of the Klema feed mill.
Part 11 : H.P. Hansen’s Feed Mill
Starting the buildout of the H.P. Hansen’s Feed Mill building and more details to the Klema structures.