Free-mo Standards for Mini-mo Modules

Index

Legend

MM-S x.y, where x. and y are number - example: MM-S2.15
MM-RP x.y, where x. and y are numbers - example: MM-RP 5.11
MM-FAQ abx.y, where ab are S or RP, and x. and y are numbers - example MM-FAQ S1.7, MM-FAQ RP3.2

MM-S = Standard. All Free-mo modules and participants must conform to the requirement/standard stated.

MM-RP = Recommended Practice. These are procedures or specifications which are strongly encouraged for maximal reliability or fidelity.

MM-FAQ = Frequently Asked Question/Answers which explain the reasoning behind a particular Standard or Recommended Practice. Free-mo FAQ Page.

1.0 Introduction

MM-S1.1 Free-mo Modules fall into three basic categories, see S1.5. This document is a supplement to the "The Official Free-mo Standard". Listed here are the variations and exceptions to "The Official Free-mo Standard" for Mini-mo Modules. Mini-mo modules must meet all of the "The Official Free-mo Standard" with the variations and exceptions listed below below. This document works in parallel with "The Official Free-mo Standard" and is incomplete without it.

MM-S1.2 There are special needs for modules that are smaller than Standard modules. This usually occurs connecting modules together in a tight location, like a garage. The Mini-mo Standards were created to address this need.

MM-S1.3 The Mini-mo Standards are a subset and not as widely used as "The Official Free-mo Standard". Most Free-mo setups are Mainline setups. Mini-mo modules are not intended for use in public events.

MM-S1.4 A Mini-mo module can be either a Standard or Branchline Mini-mo. 

2.0 Frame and Legs

MM-S2.1 Mini-mo endplates are recommended to be 12 inches wide; however, they can be as small as 8 inches provided there is a minimum 4-inch spacing from the track centerline to the edge of the module.

MM2.2 Mini-mos must have legs for adjustment but do not need to stand on their own. (A Mini-mo might have one leg at each end).

3.0 Track

There are no variations or exceptions in this section to the Free-mo Standards for a Mini-mo Module.

4.0 Wiring

MM-S4.12 Mini-mos modules, less than 3 feet in length, do not have to have a "6 conductor 6 position" modular jack (RJ12) faceplate mounted on each exposed side of module, for throttles.

5.0 Control

There are no variations or exceptions in this section to the Free-mo Standards for a Mini-mo Module.

6.0 Scenery

There are no variations or exceptions in this section to the Free-mo Standards for a Mini-mo Module.

7.0 Glossary

There are no variations or exceptions in this section to the Free-mo Standards for a Mini-mo Module.

8.0 Revision History

Free-mo Mini-mo Standards & Recommended Practices Revision History

2015-02-18 Page created and posted

2016-07-16 MM-S4.12 was miss labeled as BL-S4.12