Centennial Modules Photo Gallery

Above: A Conrail freight passes by the Centennial Modules factory. Photo Credit: Jim Spavins

Above: A M&P Alco switches the Centennial Modules factory. Photo Credit: Jim Spavins

Below: Photo Credit: Jim Spavins

Centennial Modules

During the summer of 2005, the Mohegan Pequot Model Railroad Club began a large overhaul of the personal modules in the club which started with a massive benchwork construction sessions at my woodworking shop. At one point during this construction process, I tallied up how many modules had been built and much to my amazement this massive work session would put the total at exactly 99. Well, I don’t like numbers that aren’t round so I quickly scrounged up enough material and constructed another four foot module. Since I needed a theme for module number 100, I decided to build a model of a fictitious factory that manufactures – you guessed it – modules!

There are lots of fun mini-scenes including workers on strike (Not enough donuts!), a railfan park, and fishermen trying their best to find fish down by the railroad tracks. The module benchwork was constructed using a grid system with birch plywood and foam insulation. Atlas Code 100 flex track and Peco Code 100 turnouts were used for track. The control panel is built into a drawer that opens to the back of the module. The legs are made from 1″ aluminum tubing and fold up under the module when the module is taken down.

All of the factory buildings are kitbashed using parts from Walthers and Pikestuff kits. Scenery is pretty basic since most of the module is covered by track. The parking lot was made using Woodland Scenics Smooth-It and ground cover is a variety of different products.

Just for fun, I created this marketing banner which was displayed along with the module. It features all of the different product lines that Centennial Modules produces along with a map showing the layout of the factory.-Jim Spavins

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Module at a Glance

Scale: HO Scale
Size: 2.5'x4'
Number of Sections: 1
Builder: Jim Spavins
Type: Straight
Mainline Tracks: 3
Years Constructed: 2006
Era: 1990s
Features: Factory, Bridge
Status: Retired