March 26, 2023 - Wayne PAL - Wayne NJ - T-TRAK 9am - 2pm. (setup 7:30)
April 21, 22 & 23, 2023 - Atlantic County 4-H N - Scale Gathering. N-Trak, T-Trak and Free Mo N

Friday, March 24, 2023

Brick Elks Lodge Show Report - March 19, 2023

The club was sked to set up a layout at the Brick Elks Lodge on a rather last-minute basis. John (East Coast Train Parts - show coordinator/promoter) gave us 2 rows of 4 8' tables back-to-back for a 5' x 32' layout.

In addition to Harry and Bill M., Dave invited members from Central Jersey N-Trak who were at the Toms River show - Al Etzel and Bobby Sweet (CNJNT president). They are the first members in their club to build T-TRAK modules. Al came with an urban scene Double. Dave also invited members from New Jersey Southern to join in the fun. Konrad Richter came with his Quad+Double station module set, which we've seen in Atlantic City, and Ed Hollema who doesn't have any modules yet but stopped by Dave's to help transport modules and equipment to the show.

Set up started at 7:30 AM with Bill M and Harry there just before Ed and Dave arrived. Konrad was already there and Al arrived minutes later. We were using Dave's Digitrax Zephyr for DCC control with 3 UP-5s around the layout. Al brought a UR-93 so we did have duplex radio. It took longer than expected to get the layout set up and running. 

With some technical assistance and equipment 'loans' from TF Trains and the O gauge club, the layout ran well with only a couple of electrical glitches. Tony and Anthony Sansone showed up at 10:30, ran trains, and helped with breakdown. Bob Goldstein was there for a while too. And Joe Zimmerman, a prospective member, was there helping a vendor. The show was a success overall and John said we'd be invited back for the Brick show on May 21st.

Show report and photos by Dave Ferrari

Monday, February 3, 2020

Northeast Regional T-TRAK - Winterfest 2020

Most of the T-TRAK participants, including Northern NJ N-TRAK members.

Mike Wong Photography: Amherst Model Railroad Show 2020 &emdash;
Photo Credit: Mike Wong Photography

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Greenberg Show - Secaucus, NJ

February 9-10, 2019

(photos by Dave E.)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Wayne PAL Show Report - May 20, 2018

Yes - another success!

Initially it looked like we'd be a bit short handed, so a pair of fairly basic "L" shaped layouts were
designed by Dave F.  In fact, we had a good turnout of both modules and engineers, from an early
setup right through breakdown! 

Brian, Robert and Patrick O arrived around 7:00, followed by Dave F, Dave E, Mike M and Mike
W a short time later.  Frank arrived early in the show, followed by Harry D, Drew, and Lizz
somewhat later.

Dave F, Patrick O, Brian, Dave E, Lizz, and Robert (his new fire scene Double)  provided modules.

We even reversed a pair of doubles that were facing the back so that the scenery would be more
visible to the audience.

We typically had four trains running, with more parked in sidings and the yard.

Dave E had the honor of laying out the new dark-green fabric pieces to hide the wiring between the
rows of modules.  Looked good!

No major problems encountered.

The O-Scalers brought no 'smokers' and no noisy sound systems, although they did provide
some entertainment debating floor space with Dave F!   

-Submitted by Brian H.