Welcome to the website of the North Raleigh Model Railroad Club (NRMRC). We invite you to peruse the site to learn more about the Club and its activities, N Scale model railroading, upcoming model train events, how-to publications on T-TRAK and NTRAK modeling, DCC (Digital Command Control), and more.

Upcoming Train Shows & Events

Show Date
Worlds Greatest Hobby on Tour - Charlotte 2018
January 13, 2018 to January 14, 2018

Recent Show Reports

Twelve members participated in the 2017 Selma Rail Days T-TRAK layout, 3 of them all three days. One member rode the train to the train show; Joe Johnston rode the Carolinian from Durham to Selma and return.

Visits by children, the reason for having the layout operating on Thursday and Friday, was disappointing. 52 children from Head Start in Selma visited on Thursday, and 12 children from a nursery school on Friday. There were lots of visitors on Saturday, but these tailed off in the afternoon as the rain showers came.

Prototype Railroads

Old 97 Rail Days - The 115th Anniversary of the Wreck of the Old 97 was held in Danville on September 22 – 24, 2017. Approximately 40 members of the Eastern N Lines Partnership Clubs participated in the events of the weekend.

Upcoming Meetings

Hosted by Program Title
NRMRC Meeting Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Al Guckes "Diners"
NRMRC Meeting Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Joel McCurry Layout Design for shows
NRMRC Meeting Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Annual Meeting

Latest Meeting Minutes

Thank you to Charles Eisner, for sharing his new home for the meeting.

Monthly Meeting

Date:   September 6, 2017                                          Time: 7:30 pm

Host:   Jim Reske      

Attendance: 11, 0 SKYPE


Welcome (David Koss)

Consent Agenda Motion to approve Mark Blaustein, Second Joe Johnston


Treasurer's Report (see file on website)

Module Updates

Here's a update on the two corners: Track improvements are finished and ballasted and now have red to orange and orange to red on each corner. Some poorly done track work has been repaired.

I arrived at Joe's 7:15 AM and we proceeded to test the Gray Rock's Orange and Red lines including the Frog Juicer. As soon as we hit it with track power...short!

The orange line improvements on Gray Rock  are now complete. Work involved installing two turnouts from the Red line crossing over to the Orange line. These two manual turnouts are finger operated. The flexibility this will give us is tremendous!

Cork has been laid on both corners and track work has begun...which came too an abrupt stop when I had a senior moment!



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