Announcements:

NEXT SHOW:
Wayne Train Show (P.A.L Hall) - October 29, 2017 - Wayne NJ (T-TRAK)
CLUB PICNIC:
Frank & Maria's home - August 26, 2017 - Rutherford NJ (T-TRAK layout maybe?)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Altoona PA - N-Scale Weekend

Northern NJ N-TRAK (T-TRAK Division) participated in the 13th Annual "N-Scale Weekend" Model Train Show in Altoona PA. Our Dave Ferrari was the combined T-TRAK coordinator. Dave and Brian H report we had 72 modules from 11 different clubs with over 135 feet of double-track mainline run in the layout. The "Single Equivalent Unit" count plus corners equaled 122 SEUs, up from 94 last year, plus 10 corners, down from 19 last year for a total count of 132 versus 113 last year.

There were two other T-TRAK layouts by BANTRAK and Genesee & Ontario clubs along with 5 or 6 N-TRAK layouts.

There were many n-scale dealers in attendance. Money was spent, real-life trains were seen on the busy mainline (and horseshoe curve), and there was plenty of networking and learning from other clubs.

Mike Wong probably took almost 1000 photos and whittled them down to only 500+

Here's a link to the layout photos: Link to Mike Wong's Photos

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Atlantic City N-Scale Weekend

The Atlantic County 4-H, along with New Jersey Southern N-TRAK put together the 4th N-Scale Weekend April 27-29.

Great time had by all, including the public. Door prizes for 4-H aged kids if they ran on all the N-TRAK and T-TRAK layouts. Saturday night the 4-H had a BBQ with some good food.

NNJ-NTRAK members attending were Mike M. (Kelly), Phil B., Pat O, Dave F. (Linda), Mike W., and Brian H.

The layout went together quickly after we got the tables situated properly, and the modules in the right locations. All in all, the layout performed almost perfectly throughout the entire weekend. Many clubs provided T-TRAK modules, including NJS, Keystone, Valley N-TRAK (CT), Jersey Central, and of course NNJ.

Photos coming soon, but you can preview some at:
Mike Wong's photo site

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Wayne PAL Show Report - January 15, 2017


Wayne PAL Show Report - January 15, 2017
NNJ-NTRAK displayed T-TRAK at the Wayne PAL show, Sunday January 15, 2017

Happy New Year!

Again we were in the small room off the main area with the Staten Island Society of Model Railroaders with the very noisy O and HO table top tracks.

Photos by Dave E.










Modules provided by Dave F., Phil B., Pat O., Mike M, Dave E, and Dirk.
Frank, Brian, Andrew, & Warren assisted with setup and running trains.

Layout Plan:

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Wayne PAL Show Report - December 11, 2016

Wayne PAL Show Report - December 11, 2016
NNJ-NTRAK displayed T-TRAK at the Wayne PAL show, Sunday December 11, 2016.



Again we were in the small room off the main area with the Staten Island Society of Model Railroaders with the very noisy O and HO table top tracks.


Modules provided by Dave F., Phil B., Pat O., and Mike M



Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Museum Clean-up

The Paterson museum has asked the club to relocate the layout to make room for the Alexander Hamilton exhibit. Club members over the last few weeks have taken out, moved, and stored all the N-TRAK modules and electrical equipment.

Harry D. has been busy creating the new layout plan.

Old layout location now contains Alexander Hamilton display