Group 160 NTRAK is a model railroad club with members in Los Angeles, Kern, and Ventura Counties of Southern California.
Group 160’s layouts are modular in nature and adhere to the NTRAK 2000 and T-TRAK standards. The NTRAK 2000 standard uses modules with a 30” width allowing for more room for scenery. The NTRAK 2000 standard uses the NTRAK standard two front main lines with the third line set further toward the rear of the module so it can wander up and back as a branch line. The Main theme of Group 160’s NTRAK modules depicts the Pacific Northwest lumber industry. The club owns four corner modules, a small town, an animated tornado & fireworks factory, a yard, and an access bridge to the inside of the layout. The remainder of the layout modules are owned by members of the club. Members’ modules express a broad range of interests: orange groves and fruit packing, small towns & industries, a railroad museum, and even the English countryside.
In 2021 the Club incorporated T-TRAK modules as an alternative to the larger NTRAK modules to help promote entry into the Club for new members who many not have the space or means to transport the larger modules. Group 160’s T-TRAK modules follow no specific theme. T-TRAK is a great way for new modelers to get into the hobby of model railroading.
Group 160 welcomes all those who wish to participate in the enjoyable hobby of N-Scale model railroading. Owning a module is not a requirement. People who wish to just operate trains are just as welcome to join. Group 160 even offers Youth membership to those between 12 & 18 years of age.
Group 160 is proud to be a NRail SuperClub. Group 160 is also a 100% National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) Club. We display and operate our layouts at trains shows and community events throughout the year in Southern California. Please check the Club Schedule below for information on upcoming displays. If you see us at a show or event, please stop by and say “Hello”. We might even let you drive a train or two.
Founded in 1993 by George Johnson and others interested in N-Scale model railroading, the idea was to bring together modelers who enjoyed N-Scale model railroading but who had little or no room for a home layout, or those who had home layouts but wanted to run long trains. They also hoped to spread the word about the hobby of model railroading. Group 160’s layouts are modular in nature and adhere to the NTRAK 2000 standard. In 2021, T-TRAK modules were added to the club. T-TRAK modules are an inexpensive and fun way to be involved in N-Scale model railroading and follows the concept of introducing new people into the hobby.
2020 - No events scheduled at this time. Please check back to see when we will be on display again.
Our monthly organizational meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Meetings are currently not being held due to COVID restrictions.
If you are interested in joining our club, or if you are interested in hosting Group 160 at your location or event, please contact us for additional information.