Welcome to BANTRAK
A group of BANTRAK members traveled to Pittsburgh to attend the N-Scale Enthusiast Convention and participated in the various convention activities ( a portion of the group is pictured here photo ). In addition, several members brought their modules and BANTRAK was able to contribute a substancial portion of a multi club layout. photo For a more detailed look at the convention, see the July newsletter.
The winner of the 2016 Raffle layout photo was chosen on Saturday, Dec. 31st 2016.
Congratulations to winner Chris Wiseman. photo
Thanks to everyone for their help and donations this year.
Special thanks to our corporate donors: Intermountain ; MB Klein; Microscale; and Woodland Scenics.
Bantrak was invited to provide a layout display at the Fall Maryland Home and Garden Show. photo 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.
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 photo
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 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.