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indent Following are a few project examples that inherit from the wTrak modular railway standard. Each is uniquely adapted to suit specific needs. Detailing and landscaping vary. Depending on your goals - and the skills and resources in hand - you may need to reach out to others for assistance along the way to create your own modular wooden railway.

Seattle ReCreative

85th & Greenwood, Seattle, WashingtonI

redline indent Constructed primarily from repurposed wood. The track was CNC'ed from century-old Amercian Chestnut, the joiners connecting the modules were cut from a salvaged Cherry tree and the table tops were planed and splined using Southern Yellow Pine reclaimed from a kitchen floor following water damage.

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Western Maine Play Museum [Fixed Layout]

561 Main St, Wilton, MaineI

redline indent The organizers of the Children’s Play Museum in Wilton (ME) reached out as they were imagining their facility and planning their ‘Train Room’. Working with a local furniture maker (Maine Made Furniture), they commissioned a set of railway modules to be part of their permanent exhibit at the Museum leveraging track from Choo Choo Track & Toy Company in St. Louis (MO) for much of the layout. Forty-four pieces of custom track pieces were CNC machined on Anderson Island (WA) using beech custom milled at Edensaw Woods in Port Townsend (WA) and donated to streamline timely completion of the project.

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Western Maine Play Museum [Portable Layout]

561 Main St, Wilton, MaineI

redline indent A handful of modules constructed to support an East Coast train show in Truro (NS) and a Trains! event in Quebec City (QC) will be donated and reside with this Children's Museum - complementing the modules in their fixed layout – allowing for occasional reconfiguration of their exhibit and the opportunity to take part of their modular wooden railway to regional events to promote their Train Room and Children’s Museum.

River City Modelers

1130 East Sprague Ave, Spokane, WashingtonI

redline indent Getting to and from Spokane from Seattle can be a seasonal challenge - mountain snow can close the pass, require chains or even a detour through Portland. Deer (yes, we managed to scoop one up on the hood of our Prius in Snoqualmie Pass - surprising both the deer and us) and a six-plus hour drive each way make the journey memorable too.

indent With some weather near-misses in fulfilling our commitment to be there and a scheduling disconnect in October of 2019, a modular wooden railway layout was designed and provided to River City Modelers for their use at their Spring and Fall shows - and other events they support throughout the year regionally. The modules include a mirrored ‘Crossaround’ end piece and another short segment that is specific to their set. A few buildings and elements based on photographs taken in and around Spokane were incorporated into the layout also. The result is a modular railway that is distinctly theirs and uniquely local.

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