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

About Us



Normally, the club is open to new members, layout tours and just stopping by to say hi. Due to the pandemic and the confined space of the club building, those are on hold. Please check back for an announcement on when we can meet in-person again.




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



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]
The Tucson & SouthWestern Rules
The Tucson & SouthWestern Rules
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.
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

Weekly Meetings
The in-person meetings are still suspended. Members are welcome to run trains or work on projects anytime. Masks are required if more than one person is present.
Business Meetings
The monthly business meeting will continue via Zoom for June. Club members will receive an email with the login information prior to each meeting.
June 2 at 6:30 PM
July 7 at 6:30 PM
August 4 at 6:30 PM
Standard Gauge Operations
The in-person operating sessions have resumed. Masks are required. Next sessions May 26 and possibly  May 29, times 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.