Welcome to SANTRAK, a model railroad club dedicated to building and operating standard N-Trak and T-Trak modules.
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We did it!
Late Saturday, February 20, 2016, Eric Hershman sucessfully "piloted" the first un-assisted train over the 15.6 SCALE miles of T-Trak
( that's over 500 feet of actual main-line track )
breaking the previous record by over 50%.
Watch this space for details and photos of how we did it.
Here's a link to Kevin's video of the layout.
Here are some photos of how we did it.
SANTRAK (San Antonio N-Trak Association) is an N-Scale model railroad club that follows the module standards as set forth by the NTRAK Modular Railroading Society, Inc. SANTRAK was formed in July, 1991, from members of the San Antonio Model Railroad Association (SAMRA) when that club decided to exclusively support a fixed layout in HO scale. We have had a number of 'homes' over the years, but thanks to the focus on a moduler rather than fixed layout concept, we've been able to quickly relocate and get up and running. Most of our 'homes' have been in retail malls occupying vacant space until a new lessee was found. Beginning in 2009 SANTRAK made an arrangement with Prologis, the international office – warehouse company to occupy vacant space in their San Antonio facilities. Since that time we have relocated several times as space became available.
SANTRAK is a somewhat informal club. We try to work toward a family orientated hobby that will include at least one adult and any children within that family that may have an interest in the hobby of model railroading. Our main goals always remain the same and are:
As a club, SANTRAK has standing invitations to participate in several train shows each year in the Central Texas area. These occur in San Antonio, New Braunfels, Temple, and may soon include Houston and other areas. We look forward to these shows because they give us a chance to mingle with other clubs, swap ideas, and display our own traveling modules. We also have another group of modules which remain set up in the clubhouse for those who want to run trains without traveling to a show.
Some of our members have been working with N-Scale equipment for over 20 years so it was natural that a few of us would become interested in a relatively new type of modular layout known as T-Trak (see the Links page for details). The modules are small, easy to build and easy to transport while allowing our present N-Scale equipment to run on a T-Trak layout. We display T-Trak layouts at our clubhouse and several shows during the year.
If you are interested in model railroading, especially in 1:160 N-Scale, please feel free to stop by our clubhouse or visit with us at any of our upcoming train shows. Just check this website for clubhouse hours and train show schedules. We have even been known to discuss different techniques with "HO" modelers!!