SMSG Model Railroading - Spring 2017...
Future SMSG Meetings...
| April 15, 2017...Gaylord Gill will host the April SMSG meeting at his home in Highland. Gaylord's Buffalo & Chautauqua Railroad features an extensive mainline and many unique, scratch built structures.
||May 21,2017 ...
Jim Gira will host the May meeting at the Highland Clubhouse, 1:00 PM. Please plan to attend and enjoy the club portable layout, plenty of food and fun.
SMSG Modular Layout in Highland ...
Jerry Poniatowski's Pennsy K5 Pacific with a long passenger consist. The locomotive is a 1951 American Flyer body and
chassis updated with prototypical paint, a can motor, LED headlight and electronic reverse unit.
SMSG at NCR Convention, Livonia, MI-Oct. 7th & 8th, 2016 ...
Layout photos by Jerry Poniatowski ... Set-up photos by Mark Charles...
Photos from 2016 NASG Convention...Click Here
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.
Interests & Activities...
- Scale, Hi Rail and American Flyer interests.
- Standard and narrow gauge modelers.
- AC, DC and DCC, with and without sound.
- Monthly meetings, September through June.
- Annual summer picnic in July or August.
- Monthly newsletter & eNews update.
- Club sponsored module layout.
- Large mobile display layout.
- Home layout operations in both scale & Hi Rail
- Yes, a handcar may be next.
Click here "Contact
us" for more information or plan on attending one of our regular meetings.
Site updated April 18, 2017