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

About Us

Membership and Layout Tours

The club is open to new members, layout tours and just stopping by to say hi. 

 

Visitors are encouraged to stop by during Prototype Operations or Open Running. See Coming Events for the days and times. Business Meetings and Work Nights are open to visitors, as well, just less likely to have any trains running. We are happy to show you around and talk trains.

 

If you cannot make one of the official meeting times, contact us and we will try to accommodate a tour at a more-comvenient time. Click on the "Contact Us" link above to access our email link.  

 

Anyone interested in membership is encouraged to visit the club, get to know us, then submit an application. The details are available by clicking on the "SASME Bylaws" link below. 

 

Officers

President: Paul Chandler

VP: Frank Flasch

Secretary: John Almond

Treasurer: Mike Smith

Directors: Jim Homan, Kurt Allendorf, Don Willhoit, Andy Baldwin

 

 

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.
5a SASME STANDARDS.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [42.6 KB]
The Tucson & SouthWestern Rules
The Tucson & SouthWestern Rules
TSWRules5Final.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [375.4 KB]
SASME Layout Change Request
The form for club members to request a change to the layout. Print out a copy, complete the form, and submit it to the membership at the next regular business meeting.
LCR01.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [692.6 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

Business Meetings

The business meetings occur the first Wednesday of each month, 6:30 PM at the club. 
March 6
April 3
May 1
 
Clinics
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
 
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. 
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