|November 20, 2016 ... Al Stange will host the Novenber SMSG meeting at Highland. Above photo from a previous meeting with Tom Hawley's AF Legacy SD70ACe, UP #8348 in action on the club layout. Please plan to be there and enjoy the fun.||October 16, 2016 ... RP&O engine servicing at the Oxville Yard in 1937 on Bob Stelmach's Red Pine & Oxville railroad. Many club members enjoyed a "Cab Ride" over the railroad on the last Sunday. Click HERE to see more photos of Bob's railroad.|
In 1978 a small group of guys interested in 3/16 model railroading initiated the Southeastern Michigan S Gaugers. The club was made up of modelers from the metro Detroit area, focused on S gauge model railroading, both in scale and American Flyer. Today, our membership includes modelers, collectors (AF, hi-rail and scale), manufacturers and distributors. In recent years the membership has ranged from 40 to 45 members, coming from as far away as Western Michigan, Northern Ohio and Ontario, Canada.
Many of us trace our railroad interest back to the toy trains of the 1950s and 60s, building tinplate layouts from famous names like American Flyer, Marx and Lionel.
We don’t limit ourselves to any one facet of the hobby. Members build home layouts in scale, standard and narrow gauge, Hi Rail and American Flyer Tinplate. As a club, we've built several modules, based on the S-Mod Standards, and display them at local railroad events.
Our club donated and maintains a small display layout at the Steam Institute in Owosso, Michigan. SMSG members have also constructed a large display layout and purchased a trailer to store and transport the sections to local train shows and conventions.