The Southern Arizona Society of Model Engineers
The Southern Arizona Society of Model Engineers

Welcome to SASME


To accomodate more members' schedules, the Prototype Operations sessions are now two shifts, one beginning at 12:00 noon and the second at 6:00 PM.  See the Coming Events section for the details. 




The Southern Arizona Society of Model Engineers -- SASME -- is a model railroad club located in Tucson, Arizona.


We began promoting the hobby of model railroading in 1954. We've had several locations over the years, but in 1984 we moved into our present building at 1818 E. Winsett St. Suite A (next to Phil's Tires) Tucson, AZ 85719.


The club's layout includes the HO standard gauge Tucson and South Western Railroad, and the narrow gauge HOn3 Crown King and McNary Railroad. Both the standard gauge and narrow gauge layouts operate on DCC, currently a wireless NCE system.


SASME is a 501c3 non-profit organization promoting model railroad building, operating, and education in a relaxed social setting.


Visitors are welcome at any of our meetings or operating sessions.


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Coming Events

Business Meetings

The business meetings occur the first Wednesday of each month, 6:30 PM at the club. 
March 6
April 3
May 1
March 13 Decalling models by Paul Chandler
April 10 Talyllyn Railway by Genie Goodson
May 8 Disassembly how to of a powered loco by E.J. Causbie
Work Nights
On work nights, members are encouraged to work on their layout projects or asssist other members. Official start time is 6:30 PM, although members are welcome to begin earlier.  
March 13
April 10
May 8 & 15
Open Running Nights
These are nights to run trains; the club's, or yours, any railroad, any load. This includes standard gauge and narrow gauge. Official start time is 6:30 PM, although members are welcome to begin earlier. 
March 20
April 17
May 22
Prototype Operations
The standard gauge protypical operations are two shifts on the last Wednesday of each month. Members are welcome to attend either or both shifts.
Narrow gauge operations are on the second Saturday of each month. 
The Standard gauge operations first shift begins at 12:00 PM. Second shift begins at 6:00 PM.  
February 28
March 27
April 24
Narrow gauge operations begin at 9:00AM
March 9
April 13
May 4