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 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.

 

More SASME videos on our YouTube page. Click this link: https://www.youtube.com/@SASME-org

Coming Events

 Business Meetings

The business meetings occur the first Wednesday of each month, 6:30 PM at the club. 
May 1
June 5
July 3
 
Clinics
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.  
May 8 & 15
June 12
July 10 & 17
 
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. 
May 22
June 19
July 17
 
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 1:00 PM. Second shift begins at 6:00 PM.  
April 24
May 29
June 26
 
Narrow gauge operations begin at 9:00AM
May 4
June 8
July 6