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. Due to the pandemic, we ask that non-vaccinated visitors wear a mask. 

 

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: 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.
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 monthly business meetings occur the first Wednesday of each month, 6:30 PM at the club. 
October 6
November 3
December 4 * (the annual auction and business meeting) 
 
Run-What-You-Brung
Open Running Nights
These are nights to run trains, yours or the club's, 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. 
September 22
October 20
November 17
 
Standard Gauge Operations
SASME prototypical operations occur the last Wednesday of each month and the following Saturday. We operate trains using car cards. Wednesday sessions begin at 3:00 PM. Saturday sessions at 9:00 AM.
September 29 and October 2
October 27 and 30
November 24 and 27
 
Work Nights
The remaining Wednesday(s) of each month is a work night. Members are encouraged to work on their projects or asssist other members. Official start time is 6:30 PM, although members are welcome to begin earlier.  
October 13
November 10
December 8 and 15