KC T-Nuts

Location: Kansas City, MO

T-Trak Standards: Alternate Spacing

DCC: Digitrax (We also run some DC trains at times)

We are a multiple scale T-TRAK club based in the Kansas City area. We currently have N and HO scale layouts, but people working in other scales are welcome to join as well. We currently meet in the Parish Hall of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 7049 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO 64133. We have work/ops sessions on Tuesday evenings at 7pm and Saturday mornings at 9am.

Our club standard follows the T-TRAK standards with two notable exceptions: Our modules are wired with Anderson Powerpole connectors instead of the standard Kato/Tamiya connectors, and our modules are wired BWBW instead of BWWB. However, we can easily accommodate modules that are wired with Kato/Tamiya connectors and wired BWWB with minimal effort thanks to the genderless nature of the Powerpole connectors we use.

Our club is comprised of two clubs that were formerly part of Traintown KC at the Ward Parkway mall in Kansas City, the Weekend 'N' Gineers and the Southern Kansas City Model Railroad Historical Society. After Traintown left the mall, the two clubs both began exploring options for their sudden lack of dedicated operating space. T-TRAK was the perfect fit, as the smaller modules enabled the clubs to quickly set up operational layouts, even without much space to set up in. The clubs came together to form the KC T-Nuts, and are currently operating small layouts in the basement of the Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall.

Between club-owned and member-owned modules, we are able to rebuild our N scale layout every few months to provide a fresh operating experience for club members to run their trains, and we are able to create quite extensive layouts when we attend a show.

The HO scale layout is currently undergoing repairs, as the modules were stored for several months, and some weren't build quite to spec. We have been using our work/ops sessions to ensure the core modules we take to shows are running perfectly, and then we will begin work on a few more modules to create an L-shaped layout to fill the available space so that all members can enjoy running trains in our space.

We've begun planning a foray into T-TRAK-Z, but as of yet have not begin purchasing materials or building modules. With the limited space available in our current location, we aren't sure right now if we would have space available to have those modules set up in a permanent layout once they are constructed.

For more information, please contact us through our Facebook page. If you're interested in joining us, stop by any Tuesday evening or Saturday morning at the Parish Hall.

Home Website: For now reference www.traintown-kc.com
Facebook Page: facebook.com/KCTNuts/

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