Club Events

Santa Monica Show

Members of Group 160 N-Trak are reminded that the bi-annual show at Sunset Lodge in Santa Monica will be held on the weekend of the 20th of November.

We will be arriving for setup on Friday, November 19th at 4:00 PM. Many hands make light work, so we encourage as many of our members as possible to turn out lend their assistance in getting our layout up and running. The layout will be set up in the lodge room for this show. November 20th, the layout will be open to the general public from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM. There is no admission charge for this event.

Following the show, a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner will be held in the dining room for members of Group 160, Sunset Lodge and invited guests.

We hope to see as many of you as possible at this event.

Sunset Lodge
1720 Ocean Park Blvd.
Santa Monica CA, 90405

The club contact at the lodge is Michael Wamback (310) 714-0423

Santa Susana Show

Group 160 will be participating in the event hosted by the Santa Susana Model Railroad Club on Saturday, October 31st 2009.

The Santa Susana Club is located in an old railroad station, right off the main line in Santa Susanna. In addition to taking in all the sights and sounds of the model railroad layouts, the Santa Susana RR Club offers a wonderful vantage point for watching real trains as they rumble past the building, including Metrolink, Amtrak and Union Pacific freight trains.

The event is open from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM

We hope to see you there!

Date: Saturday, October 31st 2009
Time: 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Location: 6503 Katherine Road, Santa Susana CA

Santa Monica Elks Show

Group 160, in conjunction with the Santa Monica Elks, will be hosting a model railroad show at the Santa Monica Elks Lodge, at 1040 Pico Blvd in Santa Monica CA.

The show will feature Group 160’s modular N-Trak layout, and the large area in the Elks lodge should allow us to create a good sized layout featuring many of our most popular modules.

In addition to running trains, members will be on hand to answer any questions you may have concerning N-Scale, or the exciting hobby of model railroading.  So if you just love trains, or if you want to get involved with model railroading, be sure not to miss this event.

The show will be open to the public on Saturday, August 29th from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

Date: Saturday, August 29th 2009
Location: Santa Monica Elks, 1040 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica CA
Time: 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Admission: Free

(Members of Group 160 are asked to make themselves available on Friday, August 28th @ 4:00 PM to assist in setting up the layout.  Tear-down will be on Sunday.)

Great Train Expo – Anaheim

Group 160 will be setting up our modular N-Trak layout at the Great Train Expo in Anaheim.

The Great Train Expo is a series of model railroad shows that feature a number of layouts, as well as dealers and other exhibitors.  The Anaheim show will be held on January 3rd and 4th at the Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Ave.  Admission is $7.00 for adults with children under 12 years of age admitted for free.  The public show will be on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.

Group 160 members are reminded that setup for the show will commence on Friday, January 2nd at noon.  If you are planning on attending the show, please contact Arnold to let him know so that he can plan accordingly.

We hope to see all of you at the Anaheim Great Train Expo.

The Great Train Expo – Ventura

Group 160 will be operating our N-Trak layout at the Great Train Expo in Ventura.

The Great Train Expo is a national, traveling show that caters to the model railroad enthusiast. The show features 200-500 tables of train dealers, who offer everything from…

HO Scale, N Scale, Lionel (O Gauge), G Gauge, Z Scale, American Flyer (S Gauge), hobby tools, die-cast vehicles, train whistles, scenery items, Railroadiania Slides, t-shirts, videos, railroad gift items, books, photos and much more

The show offers a variety of operating model railroad and toy layouts for the entire family to enjoy in many different scales and gauges. Check them out and get some great ideas for your own layout! If you’re interested in joining a local model railroading club, the Great Train Expo is a great place to visit some of the different clubs in your area and learn more about them.

If you’re looking to sell an old toy train, this is the perfect place. You can get appraisals and offers from multiple dealers under the same roof!

The Great Train Expo is being held at the Ventura County Fairgrounds/Seaside Park
10 West Harbor Boulevard, Ventura, CA 93001
Saturday & Sunday, December 06-07, 2008
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Admission is $7.00 for adults and free for kids under 12. Admission is good for both days of the show.