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

Welcome to SASME

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. We are located 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.

 

Coming Events

Business Meetings
 
The business meetings occur the first Wednesday of each month, 6:30 PM at the club. 
March 1
April 5
May 3
 
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.  
February 8
March 8 and 15
April 12
 
Run-What-You-Brung
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. 
February 15
March 22
April 19
 
Prototype Operations
SASME prototypical operation sessions occur the last Wednesday of each month and usually the following Saturday. 
 
Wednesday operations begin with working the east end yard, west end yard, and Ocotillo at 2:45 PM. Trains begin running at 3:00 PM. Dinner break occurs at 4:30 PM and ops resume by 6:00 PM. 
 
The Saturday sessions starts at 8:45 AM for the yard jobs and at 9:00 AM for trains. Lunch break is about 11:30 AM then ops resume afterward. 
 
These are currently standard gauge operations.
February 22 and 25
March 29 and April 1
April 26 and 29