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

About Us


Are you interested in visiting the club, how to join, or just want to say hello?

To join SASME you need to visit the club, get to know some of the members, give us a chance to get to know you. Then turn in a membership application and be voted in by the members.


The club's address is 1818 E. Winsett St. Suite A Tucson, AZ 85719

Members are at the club by 6:30 PM every Wednesday and some Saturdays (except holidays).



The first Wednesday of each month is a business meeting.



President: Andy Baldwin

VP: Paul Chandler

Secretary: Richard Dick

Treasurer: Mike Smith

Directors: Don Willhoit, Steve Lowe, Frank Flasch, JP Berdine



Links to the SASME Constitution, Bylaws, and other member resources.


SASME's Tucson & SouthWestern HO standard gauge layout

SASME's Crown King & McNary HOn3 narrow gauge layout

SASME Constitution
The SASME Constitution
SASME Constitution.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [78.2 KB]
SASME Bylaws
The SASME Bylaws
SASME Bylaws.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [76.8 KB]
SASME Standards
The SASME standards for club track work, motive power, and rolling stock. These
standards apply to any member-owned motive power and rolling stock wishing to
operate on the SASME Club layout.
Adobe Acrobat document [42.6 KB]
Timetable 1952
The Tucson & SouthWestern 1952 Timetable

The Operations Committee is working on an updated timetable for the new layout. We will post it once it's available.
Adobe Acrobat document [376.3 KB]
The Tucson & SouthWestern Rules
The Tucson & SouthWestern Rules
Adobe Acrobat document [375.4 KB]
SASME Standards Clinic
The handout from Jim Homan's clinic on club car standards.

Addendum: Never use self-tapping screws for fastening the trucks to the bolster. Self-tapping screws expand the plastic and will interfere with the truck swivel. Which can cause a truck not to swivel thru a tight radius turn or turnout and cause derailments.
SASME standards clinic.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [351.5 KB]

Coming Events

September through December
The in-person meetings are still suspended.
The monthly business meetings will continue via Zoom. Members will receive the log-in information via email prior to each meeting.
Business Meetings
October 7 at 6:30 PM
November 4 at 6:30 PM
December 5 Business Meeting and Auction (tentative date, Time TBA) 

Contact Us



1818 E. Winsett St.

Suite A (next to Phil's Tires)

Tucson , AZ 85719

The Railjoiner 

The quarterly newsletter including the club event calendar.

Photo gallery of past layouts and scenes.