Fellow Legionaries

I regale you with this anthem against tyranny.

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Fun With Paper

Remember the old days when you got a train set and you got buildings with it made from paper cutouts? Well, paper’s sort of making a comeback with advances in print quality and the ability to cut architectural details to give the buildings some 3D pop.

There are many options for the paper modeler such as print your own and quite a few commercial offerings as well. I have put together a few I got off eBay from a seller named customzscales based in Ontario CA. His prices range from $6 and up and delivers within a week. His models are a cinch to construct, folds are in the appropriate places, a little white glue and you’re in business. I’ll let the pictures tell the story…


The parts laid out


A little Elmer’s and a microbrush


Cut lines make construction easy


Roof before folding, tabs tuck under


For about an inning’s work, you get 3 buildings. Touch up the edges with a Sharpie and seal with Dullcote and your finished!

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So here we are you see

An amorphous group of TTrak enthusiasts

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Bowie History Days

20170521_122433On May 21st, a small but intrepid band descended on the Bowie Railroad Museum. Cliff and I bought modules, some were making their debuts and we decided to go cordless and use our battery powered throttles. Christian, Tom and Matthew provided run support. Amtrak and MARC provided a continuous show. Cliff’s cool bus system is off to the right doing test laps.

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MDTTrak Silver Spring B&O Station- 24th

Tremendous public turnout for such a small venue-

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2017 continued

April 23rd S&P Tower

April 28th and 29th York PA fairgrounds TCA show (no layout, just shop)

May 6th Gburg
May 6th New Port PA Conrail
May 19th 20th East Penn Traction Meet Allentown PA
May 20 Kimberton PA Narrow Gauge meet
May 20/21 Matt Whiting?
May 21 Bowie Tower
May 21 S&P Tower
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2016- 2017 Schedule

Great Scale show Timonium Oct 28 29 30
Silver Spring (Yep there back, Jeff in charge) Nov 5
Gaithersburg Artifacts show Montgomery County Fiargrounds Nov 5 + 6
show on 6th
Lions Club Rockville Senior Center Nov 11 12 13
Bowie Tower Nov 27th
Greenberg Timonium Dec 2nd 3rd 4th
Greenberg Chantilly Dec 10th 11th
S&P Tower Dec 17th
S&P Tower Jan 7th and 8th
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Run for the Border

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One of our more enjoyable setups are the twice yearly visits to Ranson, WV to participate in the Bunker Hill Train Show hosted by the Bunker Hill Train Club. Joe Vanorsdale and his team put on a great show. There’s … Continue reading

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Thanks to the Sykesville and Patapsco Railway

August 16,2015

A Day at Sykesville


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Bantrak TTrak meeting

For some Bantrak members- you check in, but don’t check out:

The meeting location for July 19 is:
Quail Run Assisted Living
9900 Walther Blvd, Parkville, MD 21234

2 PM start time.

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