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Railway Modellers Meet, 2019


Coming soon... The annual 7th Division PNR modeller's meet...

Looking to meet other model railroaders? Looking to learn from the best? Looking for inspiration? Looking for tips? If that's the case, this meet might just have the answers you need!

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Did you know...?


Did you know that hot on the heels of winning three awards at the 2018 Chilliwack show, the Vancouver TraiNgang took the People's Choice Award at the Vancouver Train Expo 2018.

This is not an easy award to win - well done to the TraiNgang!!!

Why not come out and visit us at the Western Rails show on March 24th, 2019.

For more information on this show, go to the event notice.

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TraiNgang clean sweep at 2018 Chilliwack show!


At the 2018 Mt Cheam Lions Hobby Show in Chilliwack, BC., the Vancouver TraiNgang swept the boards...

Award plaques
  • First Place - Club Layout
  • First Place - People's Choice
  • Best of Show

Here we see club Secretary Jake Schreurs, Co-ordinator Ron Hardman, and President Emil Ferry, proudly holding up the three commemorative plaques!

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Bertie Award Nomination

Recently we discovered that the club had been nominated as best model train club on Model Rail Radio, model railroading podcasts.
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Western Rails 2014

For the first time in many a year, the Vancouver TraiNgang had a layout at the Western Rails show... And picked up a Second Place in the Best of Show Award!
Second Place Best of Show Award
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President of N-TRAK dies


The n-TRAK modular system began in the spring of 1973, the brainchild of the late Ben Davis, with a modular layout on display for the first time at the 1974 NMRA National train show.

One of the first folks to volunteer help was Jim FitzGerald who started the n-TRAK newsletter and edited it for the next 40 years, in addition to taking on the role of president of the organization.

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