Please feel free to take a virtual tour of some of the various club layouts
we've had over the years.
Welcome to the Pikes Peak "N" Gineers Model Railroad Club's world of N
scale, a place in which space has been compressed into a ratio of 1:160. From
your eye-level vantage point, towering hundreds of N scale feet in the air, you
look down on a tiny, ant-like civilization. People are about a 1/2 inch tall,
cars are only an inch long, and huge locomotives weigh mere ounces. In this
magical world, you find the club's theme: the Rocky Mountains, modeling
anything which is, or could be, located within a 200 mile radius of Colorado
Take your time and look closely at the modular displays. The club's policy is
to own as few modules as feasible. Accordingly, most are owned by individual
club members whose scenery and other techniques differ. But the work of each
is quite realistic in its own right. There is some real craftsmanship and art
here. Each module or group of modules conforms to NTRAK standards which gives
the club the flexibility to interchange and rearrange modules to form a different
sized layout or a different shaped one, all depending on the size and shape of the room.
You will find that the modules are in different phases of construction. One
reason for this situation is due to the ages of the modules, some are as old as the
club, which was founded in October 1989; some are just being started. In any
event, the viewer is the winner, he can inspect different methods of construction
and scenery in progress.
One advantage of N scale model railroading is that it becomes possible to allow
the countryside to overwhelm the railroad just as it does in real life. So, if
you don't look closely, you'll miss many interesting, and sometimes humorous details.
Please do not touch anything on the modules. Some of the details are quite
fragile and difficult to make or replace.