J-Module Standards Book
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The J-Module standards are now available for free and could be used
free of charge for personal or club use. Please remember the following:
if you decide to adapt standards to your personal taste, please do not
name your standard 'J -Module', but be a good sport and choose a
different name. Have fun!
Until now the following standards have been set:
- Construction of a J-Module
- Vehicle standards
The standards can be downloaded in the *.pdf format which you can read
with Adobe's Acrobat reader or an alternative pdf reader.
** NEWS ** 5-11-2005
I rectified the mistake found in September 2005 and updated Chapter 2
of the Standards book. Please update your standards book by downloading
the new *.pdf file.
All of the above speak for themselves, but sometimes a standard will
change or new standards will be added. To keep yourself up-to-date with
these changes it is recommended to join the J-Module discussion
on Yahoo Groups. From now on most new developments will take place on
the technical side, mainly n the field of the electrical standards, of
which more detailed descriptions will be made.
J-Module in short
- Easy to build and transport modules that can be built with
limited costs, skills and effort
- Straight modules of 600, 900, 1200 and 1500 mm are possible. 1800
mm long modules are possible, but hard to store, transport and handle.
- Corner modules are are 760 x 760 mm and two different curve radii
- Use of Tomix 'Fine Track' sectional track instead of flextrack to
make tracklaying easy and even suitable for beginners.
- Connection of modules by means of extendable track pieces, by
Tomix of course, electrical connections by DIN loudspeaker plugs and
sockets (2-wire system)
- The surface on which the tracks are to be laid should be at 1100
mm above the floor; this is a nominal value, the supporting legs should
allow compensation for some 25 mm up and 25 mm down.
- As usual in Japan, analogue control is to be used. Tomix
controllers are preferred, use a suitable step-down transformer to
convert the local mains voltage to Japanese 100 V AC. Digital control
is not foreseen in the near future, but the option is still open.
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