Arizona and Southwest Model Railroad Society

  Welcome to the Arizona and Southwest Model Railroad Society. We are a Tucson, Arizona based club enjoying N scale model railroading using N-Trak standards. If you have an interest in model railroading, visit us Wednesdays at our Green Valley layout, chat with us at one of the shows or contact us at tucsonntrak@gmail.com. We welcome…

Membership and FAQ

Join Us! When you are ready to become a member, you can visit one of our Business meetings, which are each month. Membership benefits include use of the club layout in Green Valley, advice from our “experts” and discounts at MicroMark tools supply. The Business Meeting is a time where the club members get together and…

Come Join Us

Benefits of membership: Fellowship – OK – Truth is, not everybody loves trains. However,  everybody in the club loves trains, and it is nice to be with a group of friendly people that ALSO like trains as much as you do. Many of us enjoy rail fanning in the area along with modelling the trains….

Visit us on Facebook or YouTube to see more!

See more information plus  videos and photos on Facebook. Click on name below to go to Facebook and see more photos and videos. Go to Tucson NTrak Facebook page We post videos on our YouTube channel including how our modular set up goes together for shows. Go to Tucson NTrak on YouTube     New…

Upcoming Meetings, Tucson Events and Shows

Click to view Upcoming Events Easiest to view with AGENDA option on Google.  If you have an event to add, click here to email us add calendar event. Normal Operating Hours – Green Valley layout is open every Wednesday in September from 9 until 2. ======================================================================== Informal breakfast get together on September 23rd at 7:30 at Maynards by…

Green Valley Village Layout

    Open every Wednesday from 9-2 during Green Valley Farmer’s Market.  We also are open most special events at Green Valley. Stop in during your Farmers Market visit and enjoy the detailed modeling and comfortable temperatures inside. We have been here 4 years in space 55. We have a  large display with running trains…

Structures and Scenery

  Weathering and container class by Mike: Photos of our buildings and details. Bills town has remarkable detail, look inside the buildings! And what is happening on the roof? Individually cut logs on those flat cars.. Household maintenance Here we are loading ore in the Cleveland docks while a pair of Apache Railway Alcos roll…

Trains! Action Videos from recent club meetings

Weekly Action at the railroad Mike’s detailed Sun Pacific rolls on by. Later Mike showed how to weather boxcars with pastels. More Sun Pac action Four Santa Fe locos delivering oil.   Small BNSF oil train pulling through town. Heading home after a long day on the Burlington Route The old 97 from New York…

Track work

Above: Our yard now has lights to show which way a switch is thrown One way to test whether a long train will fit. I guess… we will be adding photos of new track work here- or check it on Facebook.     You can see videos on YouTube as well   Above:Exiting the yard…

What is N Scale

From Wiki (thanks!) N scale is a popular model railway scale. Depending upon the manufacturer (or country), the scale ranges from 1:148 to 1:160. In all cases, the gauge (the distance between the rails) is 9 mm or 0.354 in. The term N gauge refers to the track dimensions, but in the UK in particular N gauge…