It's more of a guideline than a rule...

GFLUG BUILDING STANDARDS

While we certainly encourage creativity and out-of-the-box building, there are a few recommendations to bring our builds together at shows.

GFLUG TRACK STANDARD

Mainline & Ballast

  1. Tthe GFLUG standard is a double 9v mainline on a 32x32 stud plate with the track located 4 studs clear from the two sides. This applies to any tunnels, platforms, posts & poles, trees, bushes, or anything else placed near the mainline tracks.  This allows us to run any 6-wide, 7-wide, and 8-wide trains. 
  2.  Items such as unloading docks or platforms (and stations) with narrow clearances should be placed on a siding that is separate from the mainline track. 
  3. The track is ballasted, raising the track 1 plate above the baseplate.
  4. Track is official LEGO 9v
  5. L-Gauge track Specification:  http://www.L-Gauge.com

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TRACK LAYOUT STANDARD

STRAIGHT

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Standard (2 tracks in front) 60x30 inch unit.
From the front on baseplates: 4 studs - track - 8 studs - track

90 DEGREE CURVE

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Standard 90º Section (2 tracks in front) 40x40 inch end unit.
From the front on baseplates: 4 studs - track - 8 studs - track

90 END TURNAROUND

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Standard 90º End Section (2 tracks in front) 40x40 inch end unit.
From the fron on baseplatest: 4 studs - track - 8 studs - track

ZIGZAG

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Standard Zigzag (2 tracks front to back to front) 60x30 inch unit.
From the front on baseplates (ends only): 4 studs - track - 8 studs - track
Note: There is some stud slop, but it should work with a slight track torque.

TUNNELS

Layout Tunnel and Track Clearance

The GFLUG uses a 12 studs wide (i.e. 2 studs off the ties, on each side) by 14 bricks high track clearance on straight sections of track (see image). On curved and switching track sections, add one more studs to each side for a total of 14 studs wide (i.e. 3 studs off the ties, on each side). Please note that this clearance only applies to main line track

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MoonBase Standard

ModULE SPEC

  1. Use 48x48 stud gray "x-large" baseplates. (628) or multiples thereof
  2. Corridor floor plate is 10 bricks off of the baseplate.
  3. End of corridor is flush with baseplate edge.
  4. Corridor is 6 studs wide.
  5. Corridor is centered along baseplate edge.
  6. Airlock ring is 8 studs wide.
  7. Doorway is 4 studs wide by 5 bricks tall.
  8. 2 1×2 Technic bricks (the ones with the hole in the middle) are centered half way up the doorway.
  9. Use any supports you like, but the base of the supports should be at least 4 studs from the baseplate edge.
  10. Specification and diagrams by Brickfair Alabama.  For more detail, please visit http://www.brickfair.com/Moonbase/

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Other Standards

MODULAR BUILDING STANDARD

  • Per LEGO Standards.  32x16 plates (or multiples thereof) with 2 pin connectors  per adjoining edge, and sidewalks at front.

Modular Landscaping

Mountain, streams and scenery can be modularized as well.  Click the button to see the full specification. http://l-gauge.org/wiki/index.php?title=Modular_Standards#MILS

Habitat Standard

Small Minifig housing standard for creating a mosaic of small Minifig scenes and rooms from https://www.brickfair.com/Habitats/.  Click to see the specification.

PERMISSIBLE ADHESIVES

  • No Glue.  Kragle is bad.  'Nuff said.  
  • Blue painters table allowed to preserve during transport, but should not be internal to the design of the model.