BCSME 85th Anniversary!


The British Columbia Society of Model Engineers is celebrating it's 85th anniversary this August. Most folks probably know the Society as the Burnaby Central Railway.
train at Burnaby Central

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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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TraiNgang to be at Western Rails 2014


News Flash: The Vancouver TraiNgang will be exhibiting their modular N-trak layout at the Western Rails 2014 show on March 16th, 2014. See us there!

Show location and times:
  Cameron Recreation Centre,
  9523 Cameron St. (behind Lougheed Town Centre)
  9 am to 4 pm, Sunday 16th March 2014

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TraiNgang wins big at TRAINS 2013


Popular vote results:

Best layout - First place, Vancouver TraiNgang!

Module - First place, member Jake Schreurs (8' valley module with two private loops)
Rolling Stock - Second place, member Jake Schreurs (helicopter loaded train)
Structures - Second place, member Jake Schreurs (Brookmere Hotel)
Train - Second place, member Tom Carr (Great Northern passenger train)

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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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In the papers!


The Vancouver TraiNgang visited Port Moody in October 2013 as part of the city's celebration of it's centennial and railroad history.

The Tri-Cities Now sent a reporter/photographer to the layout in the Port Moody town hall on October 19th, 2013.

Here's a link to some fine photos by Chung Chow, in one of the newspaper's galleries... and no prizes for guessing that Canadian Pacific liveries featured prominently among the trains running, and in these photos.

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