Division HO Moduler Group is part of the National Model Railroad
Association, Pacific Northwest Division, 4th Division, but we call
ourselves the 4D HO for short.
We are a
bunch of HO model train enthusiasts. The private indivudals own about
fifty modules total. At least ten of our member's modules have earned a
golden spike award. These modules range from mountains to yards,
stations to industries, prototypical to freelanced. The group owns
eight corners, a bridge, a wye, and staging yards. We run anything from
the modern era, including diesel and "juice-jacks," to the steam
era. DCC-equipped locomotives and properly weighted rolling
stock equipped with metal wheels and knuckle couplers are standard.
module is a portable section of table type structure which is but one
part of a large group of like modules which when all assembled together
form a large and fully operating model railroad. Modules are built by
individuals as part of a home layout or specifically for use
interfacing with others in a large setup. In general a local group of
modules are built to a set of standards that allow each unit to
interface physically and electrically with other modules. Our
uses the NMRA module standards (and recommended practices) so we can
connect to similar modules anywhere in the overall system. A module may
be a single module or a set of modules which must be capable of
interface at each end but may deviate between these ends so long as the
type of operation is not compromised or restricted. By being portable,
they may be disassembled for storage and transporting to conventions or
here for more details about how the modular program developed.
here for a historical time line of major milestones
Our mission is to promote individual enjoyment and fellowship, to improve
modeling skills, and to increase participation through building, operating, and
displaying HO scale modular railroads.