The Seacoast Division Modular Group (SMG) was formed to develop a standard and support modelers that are pursuing the construction and operations of modules based on the concept of Free-mo.

What is Free-mo ?

Free-mo was developed with the idea that a set of standards focusing mainly on module endplates would enable faithful modeling of prototype trackplans and operations in a modular environment. The standards just mandate the ends where modules connect together, leaving the length and track configuration up to the modeler. This in turn yields extremely flexible standards that work! For example, if you want to build a module that is 5 feet 7 and 3/4 inches long with an angle of 19 degrees and a 2% grade, you can do it with Free-mo!

Free-mo enables the modeler's creativity to shine through their modules. No longer are modelers confined to fixed-length modules of 4, 6, or 8 feet long. They may build a module to their own needs and dreams.

Free-mo operates like a permanent or sectional layout but still retains its modularity. Free-mo layouts are operated with a single track mainline in a point to loop, loop to loop, or point to point. Layout sizes can vary to any size conceivable.

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Bill Hodges of the Seacoast Division Modular Group is available to answer questions and can be contacted via email at