About NTrak Express

NTrak Express is a N-scale modular model railroad club. Each club member designs and builds one or more 2x4′ model modules. N-scale modular railroading is ideal for modelers who have limited space. With the legs removed, two modules take up only about 4 sqft of floor space. Because the modules conform to the popular NTrak standards, any module can connect with any of the others. Several times a year, club members meet and combine their modules into a 20x40′ or larger layout. As many as 9 trains can be run simultaneously. The large size allows trains pulling up to 75 cars. Occasionally several clubs come together to make a truly giant layout.

Most of our members live in or near North Orange County, CA. Our members include beginners and experts. Train shows are held at the local Convention Centers, fair grounds, schools and private venues.

Bob Osterhoudt

Bob Osterhoudt

President

Bob Hesselgrave

Bob Hesselgrave

Vice President

 John Johnson

John Johnson

Treasurer

Jeanne Bainbridge

Jeanne Bainbridge

Secretary

Why Join a Model Railroad Club?

Why should you join NTrak Express or, any other model railroad club for that matter? If you are new to the hobby, then joining a club is best way to learn about the hobby. Don’t I need to be experienced to join a club? Well actually, No! Most clubs welcome hobbyist of every level. Most hobbyists that are part of clubs are eager to share their knowledge about the hobby.

Well can’t I just build a layout at home?¬† Well yes you can, but if your just starting out you may not know where to start, what to buy and acquire the skills you need. This can be quite a daunting task for someone starting out. Many home layouts are started and never completed this can be true even with those experienced in the hobby.

One of the advantages of a modular club is that you only need to build one module as a requirement for most clubs. This can be a 2′ x 4′ module which can be a more manageable task. The single module can then be part of a much larger layout than can run multiple trains that are longer than would possible on most¬†home layouts.