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  1. wpgrailfan

    Win N Trak Show - April 13-14

    Win N Trak will be setup at the Clearspring Shopping Centre in Steinbach, Manitoba from Friday April 13 to Saturday April 14 Show hours are as follows: Friday 9:30am to 9:30pm Saturday 9:30am to 6:00pm Steinbach is about a 45 minute drive south east of Winnipeg on Highway 12. Once...
  2. wpgrailfan

    Wiring NTRAK Modules to LocoNet

    As I haven't completed painting my modules yet, and want to add a LocoNet panel to the fascia, I'd like to know the best way to make all 4 lines (Red, Yellow, Blue, Green) DCC ready. I plan on adding a mechanical switch between the tracks and the panel so that if the club is running analog...
  3. wpgrailfan

    Chicago Buildings/Sites

    I am in the design phase of my next set of NTRAK modules, which I am planning on modelling Chicago's Elevated Line Where would one find scale buildings of the city? What would be the best method to build the elevated track (other then use a paper template and scribing styrene)?
  4. wpgrailfan

    Model Railroading Leads to...

    Bigger Things? As seen in the Winnipeg Sun (Paper Edition) http://pst.rbma.com/content/Bizarro?date=20060304
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    First Time DCC

    My club is looking at getting into DCC Currently, we normally setup a typical NTRAK layout with about 14 4' modules and corners We are trying to figure out what the best DCC system would be for our needs, whether we go Digitrax, MRC, etc We realize the members will have to add chips to...
  6. wpgrailfan

    New home layout

    Well, my roommate and I have decided to build a new layout as we were getting tired of watching the train go round and round.... So here is our new layout plan The room is about 18' x 16 1/2 On the right hand side, we plan on having a low lying area, with a viaduct purchased from one of...
  7. wpgrailfan

    Storage Solutions?

    Does anyone have a efficient way to store their engines and rolling stock? Right now, I am using foamboard trays in a rubber maid container I'm finding that the couplers are getting bent out of shape and the wheels are falling off the trucks
  8. wpgrailfan

    Operating Wig-Wag in N-Scale

    Has anyone ever had any luck on getting a wig-wag to function in N-scale?
  9. wpgrailfan

    Steinbach, MB 2005 Show (April 1-2)

    I had the opportunity to spend some time in Steinbach, MB this weekend helping out the Steinbach NTrak Club out with their annual show at the Clearspring Shopping Center. We had a monster layout, at 8 modules by 3 modules, not counting corners we estimate that there was something like just over...
  10. wpgrailfan

    Alternatives to Cinch Connectors

    I'm not sure how many MRFF members are also part of the NTrak group on Yahoo!, but there appears to be a lively debate going on at the moment about finding an alternative to the Cinch Jones connector used for track power on NTrak modules. If anyone has any thoughts, let's post them here.
  11. wpgrailfan

    NYC M497 Jet Powered RDC3

    have decided to start modelling this unusual RDC for N-scale. I was wondering if there was anyone out there who had some photos and/or details about the test runs done back in 1966. I recall prior to the last forum crash/upgrade that someone had posted info on it..... If anyone can help...
  12. wpgrailfan

    Open House this weekend

    Gooch's Bikes & Hobby Shop will be having an Open House Saturday and Sunday, November 27-28 They are located at 185 Sherbrook St, Winnipeg, MB Come see the following model railroad groups in action: Gateway Western: HO Layout located in the basement Win N Trak: N-Scale layouts located on...
  13. wpgrailfan

    Styrofoam Demo

    Win-N-Trak had it's monthly meeting last evening and for our show, one of our members gave us a demonstration about how to work with Styrofoam. I have attached a link to the handout he gave us last night. Hope it helps some people out...
  14. wpgrailfan

    Win-N-Trak Promo Video

    I took some video of the club's portable and modular layouts at the Great Canadian Train Show here in Winnipeg on the weekend. It is a rather large video file, approximately 90MB To view it, click here This is just to give people ideas as what can be modeled with a little bit of time
  15. wpgrailfan

    NYC Subway

    Two small-town merchants were visiting New York City for the first time to attend a conference. There was a large party thrown, with lots of food and drink. At the end of the party, they both staggered outside. One guy crossed the street, while the other stumbled into a subway entrance...
  16. wpgrailfan

    Upcoming Shows!

    Win-N-Trak will be participating in the following shows this month in Winnipeg, MB Railway Days - Sept 11-12, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Union Station, 123 Main St, Winnipeg, MB This show will feature our Portable Layout, which has 2 tracks and staging areas in a classic over/under configuration...
  17. wpgrailfan

    Proposed N-Trak Modules

    Here is what I am thinking of putting together this winter for my N-Trak modules....This is just the rough draft. The plan is to use two 4' x 2' 6" modules with the 2 mainlines (Yellow & Red), 1 Branchline (Blue) and a mountain line (Green). SOmehow or another, I plan on fitting a roundhouse...




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