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This section of the web site is primarily for HOTRAK members.
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This web page was last updated on July 6th, 2018

HOTRAK Club Information
Executive & Club Support 
Officers & Support

Emergency Medical Procedures
- Save a Life - How to Use a Defibrillator
Decoder List by Address

Decoder List by Locomotive Number

Decoder List by Owner

Membership List
Important Dates 2017
Important Dates 2018
Module Task List
Bad Order Template

Car Card Holder Template
Car Card Template (pdf)
Car Card Template (doc)

Car Inventory Template
Locomotive Card Template

Module Name Template
Module Population List (doc)

Passenger Operating Procedure Template
Scale for Determining NMRA Recommended Car Weights (pdf) by Gregg Matthews
This should be printed full size on 14" legal paper.
Switching Code Cards (pdf files)
Switching Code Card (Castor River) (doc file)

Traffic Superintendent Crew Assignment Template
Train Specification Template (xls)
Other Information

CARM Certificate of Appreciation

HOTRAK Statistics

Members Modelling Interests
Members' Blogs
Links to Useful Web Sites
Tips and Hints for Model Railroad Operations by Mike Hamer and Chris Lyon
An excellent series of videos on how to efficiently operate a model railroad and have fun at the same time.

Layout Design Guidelines and Principles
OVAR car 617108 visited HOTRAK during the OVAR modular rally in January 2011.  These pictures were taken by Mike Hamer as the car toured the layout.
HOTRAK Logo Artwork HOTRAK logo in color (jpg)
HOTRAK logo in black and white (jpg)
Small logos suitable for decal printing (jpg)
Artwork for 10th anniversary car (pdf)
"How To" Information
Adding switches to Tortoise Switch Machines; Paul Anderson, December 2005

Improving Peco Turnouts for DCC; Paul Anderson
Loconet Wiring Upgrade by Paul Anderson
Building a Loconet Star Configuration by Paul Anderson
Modifying Telco Wall Plates by Paul Anderson

Personal Pages on Model Railroading; Bob Moore

Calipers; Andrew Batchelor, February 2009

Creating Fires; Colin Churcher, January 2010

Weathering Locomotives; Larry Lanctot, 27th March 2010
Templates of shipping containers that can be printed on cardstock
Click Here - File size 3.3Mb
The OVAR Modular Rally January 2012 by Larry Lanctot
Operations of Bells, Whistles and Lights; Colin Churcher, April 2008

Trees; Andrew Batchelor
Light Emitting Diodes by Tom Patterson and Colin Churcher - February 2012
Scenery Ideas
Rock Formations