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Sun-N-Sand Model Railroad Club

Based at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park Scottsdale, Arizona USA

Sun-N-Sand is an N-scale model railroad club specializing in permanent and NTRAK modular layout designs and was founded in Phoenix, Arizona USA in 1973. In 1978, Sun-N-Sand moved to the Scottsdale McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park.

The NTRAK concept was popularized by Ben Davis in 1973 who led an exhibit at the 1973 MRIA show in Costa Mesa, CA. NTRAK's first national exposure came at the 1974 National Model Railroad Convention held in San Diego, CA. He also helped found the Belmont Shore RR Club in Southern California (NTRAK defines a portable module standard for N-scale model railroads).


A complete history of the NTRAK concept and links to the many clubs may be found at the NTRAK Modular Railroad Society site at N-Trak


In 1977, Sun-N-Sand created the Mountain Division that was adopted as an NTRAK national standard and added a fourth main line.

Sun-N-Sand's membership is drawn from all parts of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, and from all walks of life.


Club Address:


McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
7301 East Indian Bend Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250-4513


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map map


Club layouts:
The club currently operates two model railroad layouts for public viewing.

Arizona Themed Layout

N-Trak Modular Layout

Club's public activities include:


Operating an N-scale model railroad exhibit in the park's Model Railroad Building.


Participating in the annual Railfair at the Railroad Park in October.


Participating in the annual Holiday Lights at the Railroad Park in December.


Setting up portable NTRAK modules at model railroad events in the Southwest US.

Sun-N-Sand is a member of the Scottsdale Railroad and Mechanical Society. All members belong to the N-Trak Modular Railroading Society and several members also belong to the National Model Railroad Association


Visit Sun-N-Sand:

You are invited to visit the club's layouts at the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park's Model Railroad Building.

Visit the park's website for information on building hours and park activities.

Join Sun-N-Sand:

You're invited to apply for membership in Sun-N-Sand. Please see the membership information page for details on how to become a member.



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