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You have found the home of the LyNchburg Area N-Scalers. We are a N-Scale model railroading club located in the greater Lynchburg, VA area. The club is more than 10 years old and growing. We fully support the international N-Trak standard and all other forms of N Scale model railroading. We meet on the 1st Thursday of every month at the Forest United Methodist Church located off of 221 at 1150 Burnbridge Road in Forest, Virginia, right next door to Monkee Joe's Coffee and Ice Cream Stand, in an informal atmosphere.
We setup an average of six N-Trak shows a year and as members of the Eastern N Lines group, join other clubs form New Jersey to South Carolina for joint shows. There is always more room for new members and more modules! Do you want more information about our group? To contact us click >> here<< to send e-mail.
Around 1960 when N-Scale came into existence the rails were spaced Nine millimeters apart hence the N from nine became the notation for the scale. Today N is the second most popular scale with only HO being more popular. N is approximately half the size of HO, and only a quarter of the size of the Lionel type.
The smaller N Scale trains allow greater amounts of scenery to be created for a more true-to-life look. Smaller, more portable layouts are easily created with N Scale, and much longer trains are possible than in most other scales.
NTRAK layouts offer close up viewing, correctly proportioned scenery, and maximum train action. NTRAK layouts allow long trains of 50, 60 or even 100 cars! The NTRAK Standards are available from the national NTRAK organization in the
Module How-To Book.
NTRAK Modules are tables that "C" clamp together to form large N Scale train layouts. The basic module is two feet wide, four feet long, and 40" high. There are adjustment bolts in the legs with a two inch adjustment range. The three tracks are common to all modules and the same electrical connectors are used on all modules. This makes setting up layouts a quick job. There are optional sizes and track locations to give a great deal of flexibility to the system.
While designed for large public display layouts, the NTRAK modules are being used for home layouts and for club layouts as well. For the modeler, the NTRAK modules offer a number of advantages over a fixed layout. We are such a mobile society; the modules make it very easy to move a layout from one home to the next without destroying all the work that went into it. Our smaller homes, apartments, and mobile homes all lend themselves to N Scale layouts. Persons who want to run longer trains have the opportunity to take a module to one of the many NTRAK meets during the year and to be part of a large layout. There, they can run their longer trains and meet other N Scale modelers.
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