Sioux Falls South Dakota, 17 & 18 November 2012

On 17-18 November 2012, three groups (Minnesota Free-mo Modelers, North Texas Free-mo and the hosts, Missouri Valley Free-mo) put together a 50' x 100' layout involving approximately 50 modules.  The layout included three yards and two reverse loops as well as dozens of industries.   Operations using switchlists were run continuously all weekend.  The Run Chief was Donnie Berg of Missouri Valley Free-mo, the layout was designed by AJ Murphy of Minnesota Free-mo Modelers and Ricky Kiel of Missouri Valley was the DCC Chief.  

I took at least one frame of every one of the 45+ modules that were part of the just-completed Sioux Falls Free-mo layout. Here is a link to get you to the photos:

Bob Sterner

MFMM, St. Paul MN

Here is a video with several runbys:


Bob Sterner,

St. Paul, MN 

Here are the videos I shot at SF's this year.

3 Part video tour of the layout:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

I wanted to add subtitles showing what modules are whose but I just don't have time. Maybe later but for now I thought I'd share the videos "as is".

The next is a 2 part video following my Rock Island grain train around some of the layout.

Part 1:

Part 2:

The next is a video showing the fist ever passenger train (California Zephyr- Ricky Keil, MV Free-mo) to utilize the passenger depot on the EL RENO module (mine).

The last is a short video showing three RI Geeps crossing HUMBOLDT (Ernie Zamparelli, NTxF) onto NEW ENGLAND STEEL (Bob Albano, MV Free-mo).


Jacob Damron