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NRMRC Publications

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  Standards & Recommended Practices

    General

    NTRAK

    T-TRAK

  DCC Publications

  Clinics

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Introduction

This page contains the index of and links to NRMRC Publications available on this web-site. The Club has prepared many publications on various topics. More are added and existing publications are updated from time-to-time.

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Publications — General

Title Description

Aristo Wireless Throttles (5/16/10)

Summary Operating Instructions for Aristo Throttles. (PDF)

Locomotives for Operation at Shows (3/26/10)

A list of N scale locomotives approved for use on the NRMRC layout at Train Shows. (PDF)

Measuring Train Speed (3/28/10)

Techniques and information to measure the speed of N scale trains for prototypical operations. (PDF)

Railroad Courtesy (5/21/10)

Manners for Model Railroaders and NRMRC Members (PDF)

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Publications — Standards & Recommended Practices

General
Title Description

Equipment Standards & Procedures
Locomotives & Rolling Stock (11/20/11)

Guidelines and requirements for locomotives and rolling stock cars used on NRMRC Train Show layouts, either NTRAK or T-TRAK. (PDF)

Preparing to Participate in a Train Show (5/27/10)

How to prepare your modules and trains for inclusion and operations in a Train Show. (PDF)

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NTRAK

 
NTRAK Standards & Recommended Practices

Title Description

Electrical Standards for NTRAK Module Wiring (5/1/11)

Electrical Standards for new and upgraded NTRAK modules, especially those that will be part of a DCC-controlled layout. (PDF)

NTRAK Module Standards & Recommended Practices (3/26/10)

Additional requirements for Club- and Member-owned modules beyond those in the NTRAK manual. (PDF)

NTRAK Module Certification and Grading (3/26/10)

Requirements, procedure and check lists for certification and grading of Club- and Member-owned NTRAK modules. (PDF)

LocoNet Bus Wiring for NTRAK Modules

Practices for wiring NTRAK modules with a bus for Digitrax LocoNet. (PDF)

Recommended Practices for 120VAC NTRAK Layout Wiring (03/26/10)

Recommended wiring practices for 120VAC for NTRAK layouts, meeting electrical and fire codes. (PDF)

Show Operating Procedures (2/6/12)
NTRAK Layout

Guidelines and procedures for a successful NRMRC Train Show with the NTRAK layout (PDF).

Form 19 Train Order (3/29/10)

Form 19 is used to communicate to layout operators any changes to the normal Show Operating Procedures, usually due to local conditions at the show venue. (PDF)

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NTRAK Application Notes (AppNotes)

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NRMRC Gauge (7/20/14)

Describes how to modify digital calipers into an NTRAK track measuring gauge that greatly reduces the amount of time it takes to install joiner tracks on NTRAK modules. {PDF]

FRS Radios for NTRAK Layouts (7/20/14)

Documents the requirements for FRS radio purchases for use with NTRAK layouts, and provides correct and concise phrases for radio communications. (PDF)

Show Superintendent's Checklist (7/20/14)

Detailed checklist to help the Show Superintendent conduct a successful NTRAK Train Show (PDF)

NTRAK Show Material Checklist (7/21/14)

Detailed checklist to help the Show Superintendent ensure all necessary material needed gets to the Show. (PDF)

NTRAK Show Module Checklist (7/21/14)

Detailed checklist to help the Show Superintendent ensure all necessary modules get to the Show (PDF)

NTRAK Digital Master's Checklist (7/21/14)

Detailed checklist to help the Digital Master conduct a successful Train Show (PDF)

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T-TRAK

 
T-TRAK Standards & Recommended Practices

Title Description

T-TRAK Standards & Recommended Practices

Overall requirements for T-TRAK including Club- and Member-owned modules. (PDF)

T-TRAK Module Certification and Grading

Requirements, procedure and check lists for certification and grading of Club- and Member-owned T-TRAK modules. (PDF)  

Recommended Practices for T-TRAK Module Wiring

Recommended wiring practices for new and upgraded T-TRAK modules. (PDF)

Show Operating Procedures
T-TRAK Layout

Guidelines and procedures for a successful NRMRC Train Show with the T-TRAK layout (PDF). 

T-TRAK Show Superintendent's Checklist

Detailed checklist to help the Show Superintendent conduct a successful Train Show (PDF)

Show Material Checklist

Detailed checklist to help the Show Superintendent ensure all necessary material needed gets to the Show. (PDF) 

Digital Master's Checklist

Detailed checklist to help the Digital Master conduct a successful Train Show (PDF)

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T-TRAK Application Notes (AppNotes)

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Kato Unitrack for T-TRAK Modules (7/20/14)

Information about using Kato Unitrack for your T-TRAK modules. (PDF)

What You Need to Know About Kato Unitrack Turnouts (7/20/14)

Information about the correct use, spacing and settings for Unitrack turnouts (PDF)

Electrical Control of Unitrack Turnouts (7/20/14)

Information about manual, DC and DCC control of Kato Unitrack tunrouts. (PDF)

Digital Command Control (DCC) for T-TRAK Layouts (7/27/14

Information about Digital Command Control of T-TRAK Layouts — Equipment, Bus, Power Management, Wireless Throttles, Computer Monitoring (PDF)

Electronics for Accessories Powered by the 15VAC Accessory Bus (7/28/14

A selected set of sources for electronics to convert the Accessory Bus 15VAC to voltages needed by module devices. (PDF)

T-TRAK Show Module Checklist (7/22/14

Detailed checklist to help the Show Superintendent ensure all necessary modules get to the Show (PDF)

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Publications — Digital Command Control (DCC)

Click here to go to the index page for the North Raleigh Model Railroad Club's extensive pages covering NTRAK, T-TRAK and N Scale Model Railroading with DCC.


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Publications — Clinics

Title Description

Lightweight NTRAK Module Construction (06/02/05)

A clinic describing how to construct an NTRAK module using lightweight materials. (PDF) David Thompson

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Publications — Published Articles by NRMRC Authors

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Control Panels for an N-Trak Junction (05/01/08)

Describes DCC control of turnouts on the Red Rock Junction module by push-buttons or DCC throttles, with LED indications of the selected route. [PDF]

Article published in N-Scale Magazine. Author: David Thompson; Drawings: David Derway; Photos: Chris Thompson.

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