Welcome to BANTRAK   

This is the website of Baltimore Area NTRAK (BANTRAK), the local NTRAK club for the Baltimore area. Here you will find information about who we are, what we do, how to join and additional information about our club.

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What's New?

2016 Raffle Layout Winner

2016 Raffle Layout 2016 Raffle Layout Winner

The 2016 Raffle layout winner was chosen on Saturday, Dec. 31st 2016. 
Congratulations to winner Chris Wiseman.

Thanks to everyone for their help and donations this year.
Special thanks to our corporate donors: Intermountain ; MB Klein; Microscale; and Woodland Scenics.


Md. Home and Garden Show

BANTRAK at Fall Home and Garden Show

Bantrak was invited to provide a layout display at the Fall Maryland Home and Garden Show. The club constructed a 30' by 60' layout with over 30 modules. Show visitors were provided with a view of running trains for 8 hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


RR Society Days

BANTRAK at B&O RR Society Days

Bantrak participated in the RR society days,a two-day event hosted by the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore to showcase participating railroad historical societies, model train groups, museums and tourist railroads from the Mid-Atlantic region

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About BANTRAK

BANTRAK is the Baltimore Area's NTRAK club since 1983.

We appear at a variety of exhibitions each year, from the giant Great Scale Model Train Show in the State Fairgrounds in Timonium to smaller events in Brunswick MD.

We are always looking for new members and new display opportunities. If you're looking to join us, please check out the "Membership Information", and if you'd like to have us appear at your exhibition, make sure to hit the "Book BANTRAK" link, where you will learn how to have us appear at your event.

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Membership Information

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.

Membership is open to all persons over 16 years old who are interested in the hobby of N Scale model railroading.

Annual dues is $30 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.  A monthly newsletter is included as a membership benefit.

To learn more about us, the location of our next meeting, setup or membership information, please contact our membership committee person Al Palewicz by e-mail.

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Booking BANTRAK as Part of Your Event


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.

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What is NTRAK?


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.

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What is oNeTRAK?

oNeTRAK, is 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.

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What is T-TRAK?

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.

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