With the 9 day long Hiller exhibit now behind us, I have started on a new module project. This is not exactly a "new" module and is actually quite old, let me explain.
Back in the 1970's Jim Fitzgerald, Paul Ingraham, and a few others here in the SF Bay area had a modular layout standard they called "Interail". The dimensions were metric, and Paul's AsiaNrail module standards that we are currently using borrow some parts of the Interail standard. From Paul's memory they had set up this Interail layout about 10 or 12 times including at the NMRA National Train Shows in Calgary in 1979 and in San Mateo in 1981.
A few of Paul's current AsiaNrail modules had originally been Interail modules and he had a pair of old Interail modules that had originally been built by Jim that he gave to me.
I decided on a design that uses pairs of 2 inch wide strips of cabinet grade plywood that are held together by 1/4-20 bolts. The upper sections have 2 holes with Tee nuts set 8 inches apart while the lower sections have 3 holes set 8 inches apart. To raise or lower the legs, different holes on the lower sections are used.
For leveling and fine height adjustments, there are four 5/16-18 bolts on the bottom feet.
So being satisfied with the legs, the next step will be to paint them and then move on to the module itself.