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Currently Ross Rails is seeking new members, but the membership will be limited to 15 people so do not let this exciting opportunity pass you by! There are free youth membership with a responsible paying adult too.

Membership

Membership in Ross Rails HO Scale Train Club usually hovers around 14. The degree of member participation varies depending on an individual's time availability, but more than half the membership takes part in weekly work sessions on Tuesday evenings that run from 7:00pm until around 9:00pm. Some members, because of travel or other commitments, participate less frequently - many participate more.

No particular skills are required for membership. Our members have diverse interests and talents.

Drop by on a Tuesday evening and take a look around and see if HO scale is for you.

For more information, contact us.

Member Participation Responsibilities

The club (Ross Rails) meets once a month - generally on the first Tuesday of each month - for a general operating session - with the Annual Meeting and elections for the Board in September.

Equipment Requirements

Members provides all motive power and freight cars. We have a check-in procedure to ensure that equipment meets scale standards. The main ones are:

  • Each member is required to purchase their own throttle.  We use Digitrax and have a UR92 duplex receiver and we recommend one of the following throttles (UT4D or DT402D).
  • Motive power is expected to run reliably during operating run sessions. We have facilities to clean wheels but not for major repairs or tuning.
  • Freight cars must be free rolling on a 3 degree slope, have metal wheels and weighted to NMRA standards (1 oz + 1/2 oz for each inch of length).

Since we have limited storage space, Full Members are limited to leaving no more than 2 yard-track consists on the layout - about 50 cars. Most members bring their own equipment and take it home each operating session.