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The Introduction  --  What IS BendTrack?
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          We're sure that by now most model railroaders are at least somewhat familiar with the concept of Modular Model Railroading. In case you're new to the hobby, allow us to briefly explain the concept behind a "modular" layout. Modular Railroading is a means by which individuals, groups or clubs can build a section of a model railroad and assemble them with other modellers  to form a complete working model railroad. If you have ever been to a Train Show, the chances are good that you've seen this concept in action. So popular is this idea, that virtually every scale has made use of this concept, not only for public shows but also for home or club layouts.
          The "BendTrack Standard" is a fairly new standard in modular model railroading. The idea was developed in 1986 after viewing an HOn3 display layout which had a single mainline that traversed a section of the layout bench work twice. Once in the foreground at 'ground level', then again across the back of the module, in the opposite direction, at a higher elevation. It was the action of movement in both directions on the same 3 foot wide board that spawned the idea of BendTrack.
          In the simplest terms, BendTrack is a set of Standards & Guidelines designed to allow individuals, groups & clubs to build modules which will seamlessly integrate and work together with modules built by others. This means that there must be guidelines for everything from the position of the 4 mainline tracks on the module to the width of the ends, and from the modules height above the ground to the wiring connections under the module.
         
          In the following pages, we'll go into more detail about the modules, their configuration & standards, and give you all the information you need to start building your own BendTrack empire!
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The BendTrack Manual
Get the basics in our handy
Online Manual, or
download the complete
PDF Manual for everything
you'll need to build your
own BendTrack module!
BendTrack Groups
Be sure to check out our
"links" and "Groups"
section to keep informed
about everything to do with
BendTrack, N-scale  and
Modular Model Railroads!
Looking for Inspiration?
Head on over to the photo
gallery to check out some
module designs,
trackplans and progress
shots from fellow
BendTrack enthusiasts!
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