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TraiNgang to be at Western Rails 2014

Feb
14

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

Dec
07

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

Dec
07

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!

Oct
26

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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See us at Scienceworld!

Mar
15

The Vancouver TraiNgang will be at Scienceworld throughout spring break - stop by and visit us on the 2nd Floor, from the 16th March to 1 April.

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Remembrance Day

Nov
10

This weekend (10-11 Nov 2012) sees the possibly last annual Trains fall show at the Cameron Rec Centre in Burnaby. Given the show is held on the Remembrance day weekend creates a conflict situation for many of us who are torn between show commitments and turning out at the local cenotaph for the annual Remembrance Day ceremonies.

With that in mind, it was wonderful to see this vignette on one of the OO scale layouts on display...

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