S = Standard. All Route87 modules and participants must conform to the requirement/standard stated.
RP = Recommended Practice. These are procedures or specifications which are strongly encouraged.
S1.1 The objective of the Route87 Standard is to provide a platform for prototype 1/:87 scale vehicle modeling in a flexible, modular environment. Route87 modules not only provide roadway to display realistic vehicle models, but also emphasize realistic, plausible scenery and environments in which to display vehicles.
S1.2 Compatibility: The Route87 Standard is a collection of requirements for building scale 1:87 vehicle display modules that can link together with little effort, even when they have never been assembled together before. The Route87 standard allows builders to create realistic dioramas to display their 1:87 vehicles & allows them to connect to other builders dioramas effortlessly.
S1.3 A Route87 module is a free-form module that conforms to the Route87 Standard as outlined below.
S1.4 A Route87 module can be any length between 24 inches and 48 inches.
S1.5 A Route87 module can vary in width but must conform to the specified end dimensions shown below.
S1.6 A Route87 module can be one section or a set of two or more sections that form a module.
S1.7 The Route87 Standard governs the ends of the module.
S1.8 Currently, the Route87 Standard supports only 2 lane roads.
2.0 Frame and Structure
S2.1 The distance from the bottom of the sideplate frame to the top of the undecorated foam base will be 6 inches.
S2.2 Sideplates shall be 1/8 inch Masonite or equivalent.
R2.3 It is recommended to leave end plate off the
R2.3.1 If end plates are used, roadway and scenery must cover the end plates.
RP2.4 Two inch thick foam core board can be used for the base and suspended between the Masonite sides.
S2.5 The edge of the roadway at the endplates shall be 1 7/8 inches from the front edge of the foam board (not the front edge of the sideplate).
S2.5.1 The centerline of the roadway at the endplates shall be 3 1/2 inches from the front edge of the foam board (not the front edge of the sideplate).
S2.5.2 The roadway may deviate from the edge of
the module at points in the module but must conform to the dimensions stated above at the end of the module.
S3.1 The roadway shall be 3 1/4 inches wide at the end of the module.
S3.2 The top of the road surface shall be 1/8 inch above the top of the foam surface at the end of the module.
RP3.3 Busch roadway material is recommended for the road surface. Product #9710.
S4.1 All benchwork/foam core board shall be hidden by some form of scenery.
S4.2 General module fascia color shall complement scenery and not draw attention from the scene.
S4.3 Scenery at the endplates shall have a flat profile.