Group 160 NTRAK club is a N-Scale modular model railroad club based in the Los Angeles, Ventura and Kern Counties. The modular NTRAK layout operated by Group 160 conforms to the NTRAK 2000 standards. The club owns 4 corners and several modules depicting the Pacific Northwest. The remainder of the layout modules are member owned. We display and operate our layout at train shows and community events throughout the year in Southern California. Please check the Club Schedule below for information on upcoming shows. If you see us at an event, please stop by and say "Hello". We might even let you drive a train or two.
Founded in 1993 by George Johnsen 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. NTRAK 2000 differs from standard NTRAK modules by increasing the width of modules from a 24" to 30" depth, allowing a bit more room for scenery. Standard NTRAK modules have three equally spaced tracks along the front of a module (Red, Yellow & Blue). The NTRAK 2000 standard uses the same two outside lines (Red & Yellow), but sets the Blue line further toward the rear of the module to allow for a more realistic look to the Blue branch line. Some of the clubs modules also incorporate the Green line, an elevated mountain line set along the rear of the modules.
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 hosting Group 160 at your location or event, or if you are interested in joining our club, please contact us for additional information.