Central Ohio Ntrak (CONtrak for short) is a multi scale model railroad club located at 3840 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio. Open on Tuesdays from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm. The club house consists of an HO scale layout, a small T-Trak layout, and we are in progress build of a new N scale layout. CONtrak has displayed N, HO, Z and T-Track modular railroads, as well as, members Lego at several events including the Hartford Fair since 2003, Marion Train Show, Buckeye Show, Great Train Show, World's Greatest Hobby, and CONtrak Ohio N-Scale Weekend since 2009. For further information email ohionscaleweekend (@) yahoo (.) com remove ( ) for email address to work.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Save the Date for the 2022 Ohio N Scale Weekend

 The 2022 show dates will be May 13, 14, and 15.  Set up will be Friday the 13th with the show running Sat and Sunday the 14th and 15th.  Watch for updates.  thanks

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

 2021 Ohio N Scale Weekend is on! and info on changes for this year


After the loosening of some of the restrictions on events lately here in Ohio we are going to be able to have the event but scaled back a bit and with some regulations still in place. Click the link to the right for the show page for info and we hope to have more up to date weekend participant registration forms in place with restriction info and other guidelines. We will be enforcing mask wearing and social distancing in accordance with the local health department order.

The Friday night pizza party and Saturday night dinner have been cancelled per restrictions currently in place.
At this time there is no provision for on site food vendor as well per restrictions currently in place. This could be subject to change.
The auction on Saturday evening will be held weather permitting as the only way to have that at this time is outside.

A lot could change from now until then for the good or otherwise. Please watch for updates. Please feel free to msg with any questions I am sure I've missed something.

thankse will be enforcing mask wearing and social distancing in accordance with the local health department order.

The Friday night pizza party and Saturday night dinner have been cancelled per restrictions currently in place.

At this time there is no provision for on site food vendor as well per restrictions currently in place. This could be subject to change.

The auction on Saturday evening will be held weather permitting as the only way to have that at this time is outside.

If you are planning on attending and bringing a TTrak module to be included in the TTrak layout please email our club TTrak Coordinator Andy at bellboyracing@gmail.com and let him know the type of module you will be bringing. We are having to plan this year's show around the current social distancing guidelines and are currently determining how much space that can be utilized. There is a slight possibility that the layout could become full depending on any changes to the guidelines. Emailing ASAP will help ensure your module will be included.

A lot could change from now until then for the good or otherwise. Please watch for updates. Please feel free to msg with any questions I am sure I've missed something.


thanks


Monday, March 8, 2021

Marion Union Station Saturday March 6

Hard to believe we've not set up anywhere in over a year due to the pandemic. A few of us set up a TTrak display at Marion Union Station on Saturday March 6. It was nice to get out for a while but on a smaller basis. Thanks everyone!

Update on Visitors to the Club Location

 We have decided to start letting visitors in to the clubhouse on a limited basis. We are running Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 or later. The second Tuesday of each month is a business meeting and there won't be any trains running, visitors are welcome any other Tuesday. We are requiring face masks or shields and practicing social distancing as much as possible. We are limited to 10 people in the building at this time. If you would like to visit please contact us before hand to make sure someone will be there and keep in mind we are in a basement so there are stairs.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Save the Date for the 12th Annual Ohio N Scale Weekend 2021 Edition!

The 12th Ohio N-scale Weekend 2021 Edition:  May 14, 15&16, 2021
Franklin County Fairgrounds, 4100 Columbia St., Hilliard, OH 43026.
Set up ONLY Friday 5-14-2021 Noon to 7pm.
Show hours on Saturday 5-15-2021 10am-5pm for public, after 5pm participant door prize drawing, vendor/participant meal, & live auction.
Show hours Sunday 5-16-2021 9am-3pm. Tear down after 3pm.
Participant weekend fee is $10.00, vendor table rental is $40.00.  Public admission is $5.00 on Saturday for those over 12 years of age; individual/family on Sunday is $5.00. Registration forms available under the Pages listing for the even or click here to open the page for the 2021 event.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Cancellation of the 12th Annual Central Ohio NTrak Weekend

April 6, 2020
RE: Cancellation of Ohio N-scale weekend:

Vendors, Participants, and the General public:

We have waited as long as possible to make a decision about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic will have on the 12th Ohio N-scale weekend Scheduled for May 16-17, 2020.

Regrettably, We have decided to cancel the 12th Ohio N-scale weekend. 

While the current stay at home order Governor Mike DeWine issued is scheduled to expire on May 1st, the governor has indicated that a slow return to normal will be required after the stay at home order is lifted.  Our show definitely falls above the 100 person gathering restriction the governor issued prior to the stay at home order.  We do not believe this limit will be removed prior to the show.

We made an effort to secure a date later in the year to hold the show, but the only date our venue has available is in the middle of prime train show season.  We believe this will make it impossible to have a show of the quality we expect.

Participants and Vendors:

If you have already paid for registrations and/or tables, we will issue a full refund or apply the funds you have sent us to the 2021 Ohio N-Scale Weekend.  Dates for the 2021 show will be announced soon.

If you have any questions, please contact us at ohionscaleweekend@yahoo.com

Thank You,
Paul Bender
Mike Kohler
12th Ohio N-scale weekend Co-Chairs

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Club News Update

Unfortunately due to health concerns there will be no official club functions until further notice. We are hopeful that we will still be able to hold the N scale weekend in May. The clubhouse will not be open for visitors until the social distancing orders have been lifted.