Samtliga foton i artikeln: Olle Frykmo


 A Fremo-N module in progress......


On this page I will describe some parts of the building of a new Fremo-N module.
It is the leftmost module in a row of three inspired from the area of Fagersta in the north of the Vastmanland county. 

The two other modules are also in progress and shows the station area while this module will be of a more scenic art with some hills, a lake and two bridges.

     <---- Double track, according to Fremo-N standard            Towards Fagersta station, non Fremo interface
 

Module box

 
2006-02-19

Rough modelling of the landscape in blue styrofoam.
A MDF board is the surface of what shoud later be a painted lake.
 

2006-03-07

The foundations for the bridges are sculptured with different knives directly in the blue styrofoam.
 

 

2006-03-15


 

06-03-15  Modelling rocks, also in styrofoam
  

 
Seven steps from raw styrofoam to a smoth rockface


 

2006-05-10  Some more rock building

   

The first try with the upper plate

The rock should be divided by a small path

 The rock faces are almost ready ant the path is blast through the rock.
  
The parts glued together with white glue. 
   The areas are now painted with water based ground paint.
The rocks with whaite paint and the other areas with a mix of yellowish brown. 
 
The other side of the lake


2006-07-09   Bridging

The prototype for my model is a steel bridge leading the line into the station area over the Kolbäck river, which also is a part of the Strömsholms channel. The bridge has a lenght of about 110 meters. The models lenght will be reduced to 88 meters which will give the model a length of 55 centimeters in N-scale.
 
The model is an own construction with photoetced details in 0,5 mm NS.
 
Slipping the frames into the slots of the bridge sides.
 
The two parts of the bridge, painted and weathered.
 
Along each side of the bridge is a walk path made of planks.
Handrails will later be mounted along the sides to prevent the "Preisers" to fall down in the cold water beneath.  
 

2006-08-01  

The module ready for landscaping...........

It is still possible to lift away the bridge to make it possible to paint the lake area.
 

2006-08-25   The first coats of paint for the lake

The ground color is a rather light brownish color.
Later, the deep areas will be gradually toned to almast black.

For this purpose I use oil colors because I like slow drying colors where I easy can adjust the toning.
 
 
 
The construction sector is keeping up the good work :-)
 

2006-10-29   Backlash - Sometimes you will have to start over.

This section of the module didn´t work as intended, that was what I found out when the modules were on show. The EMU:s derailed due to a bad fixed module crossing and a too sharp curve.
There was nothing else to do than to tear up the rails and move the foundation for the bridge to change the angle of the bridge and the radius of the curve.
 
New walls were setup and the embankment was filled out with putty.
 
This section of the module didn´t work as intended, that was what I found out when the modules were on show. The EMU:s derailed due to a bad fixed module crossing and a too sharp curve.
 
The next thing to correct was the rail section for the bridge.
It didn´t really work well electrically, most locos staggered while passing the bridge.
What I did now was to replace the Micro Engineering Bridge rails with ordinary Peco code 55. The result was not as good looking, but very well functioning.
 

 
2006-10-29   Back on track :-)))))

Now the Regina EMU:s are able to keep up the traffic even on this bridged line.

April 2007