Antelope Valley N' Scalers
In 1973 a group of enthusiastic model railroaders got together at an N scale meet in Signal Hill, California, and talked about what they could do to help interest people in N scale and to share information about N scale. The NTRAK project resulted from that meeting and the idea has spread throughout the model railroad hobby.
The NTRAK modules are used to build large display layouts as well as home and club layouts. Modelers from all over the world can build modules, bring them to a show, connect to the next module, and become part of a giant N scale layout. To be sure that each module fits the next one to it, a set of standards was worked out.
Over 80 clubs around the world are now using the modules for all or part of their club layouts. Some have semi-permanent quarters and others assemble the layout in space rented or borrowed for just that meeting. With careful attention to detail, quick assembly and reliable operation can be achieved.
NTRAK layouts combine the beautifully detailed modules with long trains running on the two main tracks. A third track, the branch line, is used for picking up and setting out cars at the many industries along the way.
The AV N' Scalers was founded in August of 1994. The first meeting was held at the Lancaster, Ca. Library. There were five people who showed up. After talking about starting an "N" scale model railroad, it was decided to go the "NTRAK" route. The Club started by building four 4ft. corner modules. Today we are a very diverse group of very active guys and gals from Santa Barbara to Victorville, from Riverside to California City. We are truly a club "From the Desert to the Sea" and most of Southern California. Oh, by the way, we have grown considerably from the initial four corner modules that we started with.
Visitors are welcome at all times.
*CAUTION* Model railroading can be contagious!