Welcome to BANTRAK
NMRA Chesapeake Division and Potomac Division held a joint Mini-Convention in Scaggsville,MD. on March 16th. BANTRAK participated as an organization by constructing N-TRAK ( photo ) and T-TRAK ( photo ) layouts.
The winner of the 2018 Raffle layout ( photo ) was chosen on Sunday, Dec. 30st 2018.
Congratulations to the winner, Mary Helen Sprecher, shown center in red, accepting the layout from a number of club members. photo
Thanks to everyone for their help and donations this year.
Special thanks to our corporate donors listed here
Bantrak participated in the B&O’s Magical Holiday Express at the B&O museum in Baltimore. The club erected a large layout with operating sessions runing from Dec. 15th through 30th. The public was able to view the highly detailed modules constructed by club members and watch as the members put their detailed model trains through their paces.
About two dozen BANTRAK members traveled to Altoona to attend the N-Scale Weekend and participated in the various activities. BANTRAK set up a 17 x 44 foot layout,along with several other clubs from the area. photo The weekend provides a time for socializing with members of other clubs and exchanging technical information as well as viewing the modeling endeavors of other clubs.
BANTRAK has members of all ages experienced in model building, electronics, carpentry and other aspects of this hobby.
Join up to share in our enjoyment of modular N scale model railroading.
Anyone over the age of 18 interested in model railroading is welcome to join BANTRAK. Children of members are invited to join their parents in club activities which are age appropriate
Annual dues is $45 per person. Each member receives a monthly newsletter that contains reports of club events and happenings and articles contributed by individual members. A portion of the dues is for membership in the NTRAK organization and includes that organization's monthly newsletter.To learn more about us, the location of our next meeting, setup or membership information, please contact our membership committee person by e-mail.
We are always looking for new exhibition opportunities. Please contact us if you are interested in having us appear at your event.
An example of a "good fit" would be an event where there is lots of "foot traffic" that is "train friendly". Our display is a real crowd pleaser and is staffed by courteous and knowledgeable adults who proactively engage the audience.
BANTRAK has an extensive resume' of events, ranging from local malls during the Holiday season to Railroad Celebrations throughout the region.
Do not hesitate to contact us, our display can be as large (B&O Museum roundhouse) or as small (local fire station) as you need. We welcome any opportunity to promote and encourage the wonderful world of model trains.
We look forward to hearing from you.
NTRAK is a loose organization based on a set of standards that allows its members to build sections of a model railroad that will all work together when combined to form a layout.
oNeTRAK is a modular subdivision of NTRAK featuring a single track mainline and Digital Command and Control (DCC). The objective of oNeTRAK is to augment and expand NTRAK to allow prototypical modeling and operations on a single-track modular railroad, yet still maintain a degree of compatibility with regular NTRAK modules.
Except for the inclusion of just one mainline, the oNeTRAK modules follow NTRAK specifications. Electrical connections are the same as NTRAK utilizing the standard plug-in connectors but with two fewer sets of plugs. Thus, oNeTRAK modules are compatible with NTRAK modules. oNeTRAK layouts can be configured in loops, point-to-point (using existing NTRAK yards at the terminals), or by utilizing junction modules, as a branch off a NTRAK loop.
T-TRAK is based on the Principles of N-TRAK Modules and are Small Wood Bases placed on Table Tops or Shelves. Modules are Simple to build, easily joined together with locking track for electrical power, according to Standards, like all successful systems, for strength, lasting stability and varying in sizes to suit your needs.