Are you interested in joining a group of "S" modelers in your area? If so, consult the list below to find a club in your area. Can't find a local group? Start one! All it takes is for one person to put out a "feeler".
If your S scale club has a schedule of upcoming events, and you would like for others to find out about those events so that they may visit and/or become members of your club, please forward your schedule to the NASG webmaster to be added to the Events page of this web site.
Disclaimer: the NASG cannot be held responsible for the content of external web sites. However, all links are routinely checked for suitability.
The purpose of the club banner program is to provide, free of charge, an NASG 2 foot by 4 foot vinyl banner to any S club and association that requests it. If a club wishes to, it can add its club logo and website address to the banner at a cost of $25.00 per banner.
Since its inception in 2008, the NASG club banner program has distributed many NASG general banners to clubs, banners with combined club logo/NASG, and one general banner under special arrangements to an individual NASG member.
Please use NASG Publications Order Form to order NASG and manufacturer publications from the NASG's Promotions Committee for use at local activities and shows your club will attend.
James Akerson is acting chair person of the "Atlantic Coast S Gaugers - Shenandoah Modular Division", which is a new club forming. The club aims to create modular layouts for mixed American Flyer and scale operations. Our members come from the Shenandoah Valley and surrounding areas. All are welcome. If you are interested, contact James at (540) 421-4577, or via e-mail: "james.akerson" at "gmail.com".
Mike Coles is forming the "Atlantic Coast S-Gaugers - Florida East Coast Division". He is looking for S modelers in the Broward, Palm Beach, and Martin counties area. If you are interested, contact Mike at (301) 471-1659, or via e-mail: "coles_michael" at "hotmail.com".
The Valley Of The Sun S Gaugers were able to post this color flyer in one of their local hobby shops (with permission of the owner, of course). The bottom of the flyer has small tear-off tabs with the club's contact person and information. Maybe this might serve as an idea or inspiration for your club to promote itself.
There are currently no known S-scale clubs in Alabama.
There are currently no known S-scale clubs in Alaska.
There are currently no known S-scale clubs in Arkansas.
The video is of their O/S Scale West 2014 set-up, and starts at about the 8-minute mark into the video.
(note: currently the contact e-mail bounces; try it anyway to see if it is fixed.)
The San Diego S Gaugers club layout is currently located at Grossmont Center (shopping center), La Mesa, California. There are two window layouts, both activated anytime day or night with a single button, located on the window outside the storefront. The lights go on and the trains run for about 2 minutes. The main modular layout measures about 18' X 26' to fit our location and features two mainlines that are usually configured to operate one on A/C and one on DCC. Our switches are handmade and allow us to operate with both AF and scale wheels. Our track is S-Helper Service (now M.T.H.) flextrack. Videos of our layout can be viewed on our Facebook page and our website in the video section. The clubhouse is open to the public on Tuesday's and Saturday's from noon until 6pm.
The club layout is a portable modular layout with individually-owned modules conforming to the S Mod standard. The layout handles hi-rail and scale equipment, powered by either AC, DC, or DCC. Layout size is 30'x30'.
The club at the Cal Stewart show held on November 22, 2014, Ontario, California (click photo for larger version; photo used by permission of James Mc Auliffe).
This club covers both Connecticut and Massachusetts. See the Massachusetts entry for contact information.
The club has a portable S-scale layout that is approximately 12'x24'. (note: currently the contact e-mail bounces; try it anyway to see if it is fixed.)
There are currently no known S-scale clubs in Hawaii.
The club has a modular layout. It can be set up as large as 16'x40' to as small as 12'x16'. It can run scale and hi-rail, and AC and DC. The layout is also equipped for Legacy and DCC.
There are currently no known S-scale clubs in Kentucky.
The club's modular/portable layout measures 15'x25' (depending on number of modules used). It can handle hi-rail and scale. The members mostly run American Models and S-Helper Service equipment. One member uses highly modified AF equipment (DCC control). Digitrax DCC system.
The layout is modular and can be constructed up to 27'x59'. It will handle a variety of S-scale train systems i.e., Legacy, TMCC, DC, DCCS. It also supports two additional electronic modes: analog AC and analog DC. (note: currently the contact e-mail bounces; try it anyway to see if it is fixed.)
The video is of the club's layout at Greenberg's Train and Toy Show in Wilmington, MA on November 24, 2013.
The multi-scale club has a 14'x34' S-scale hi-rail layout.
The club layout measures 14'x36', sectional, with three independent loops. Outside runs scale only; the other two run scale and hi-rail. Lots of scenery and buildings. The layout has been featured in magazines.
Showing part of the layout and some of the club's members, this photo was taken at 2015 Spring Spree. Photo used by permission of Tom Hawley. Click for a larger version.
There are currently no known S-scale clubs in Mississippi.
The club has two portable layouts which operate at various train shows and special events. Both layouts use Gargraves track and are a mix of hi-rail with some scale components. The smaller layout is an 8'x12' double helix, and is especially popular with youngsters. The large layout is a 12'x28' sectional layout which stands about 48" high. It has complete scenery and many operating accessories.
The club has a 10'x46' modular/portable hi-rail/scale S-scale layout, as well as a 4'x8' American Flyer portable layout.
(the name of the club has not been determined yet) Dave is looking to form a scale-oriented S club.
There are currently no known S-scale clubs in Montana.
There are currently no known S-scale clubs in Nebraska.
There are currently no known S-scale clubs in Nevada.
There are currently no known S-scale clubs in New Hampshire.
The South Jersey S Gauger's highly detailed, 26'x12', three-level, hi-rail S-scale sectional layout is capable of operating AC, DC, or DCC, and utilizing American Flyer, hi-rail, and scale locomotives and rolling stock. It includes three concentric ovals of American Models code 148 nickel silver track, one point to point upper level section, and another point to point section of Showcase Line S-Trax with animated accessories such as a Barrel Loader, Coal Loader, Log Loader, Lumber Unloading Car, Magnetic Crane, Mail Car, Saw Mill, Station/ Baggage Smasher, custom built animated Track Gang, Dump Truck, and Icing Platform.
There are currently no known S-scale clubs in New Mexico.
The club has a portable/modular hi-rail 14'x28', and a scale 14'x24' layouts.
The club has a 10'x20' modular portable layout which they set up at shows. The layout has two full loops of code 148 track on which they can run either hi-rail or scale trains. In addition there is a siding which acts both as a passing siding for one of the loops, and as a way of locating cars that can be loaded with three American Flyer operating accessories run by visitors to the layout.
The group has a modular layout S-scale standard gauge and narrow gauge layout that measures 15'x30'. Track is code 100 rail and powered by DCC.
The club has two layouts; a 4'x8' portable tabletop and a modular layout built to NASG specifications. Both can operate scale and hi-rail equipment. The 4x8 layout has a loop of S-Helper Service track with four sidings. The modular layout can be 8-1/2' to 10-1/2' wide and up to 28' long.
Local show space is at a premium, so the club built this 4x8 layout using SHS track to run both scale and hi-rail equipment (click photo for larger version; courtesy of Gregg Mummert).
The club has a large collection of videos available on YouTube.
The layout is portable, using 2'x4' modules, built to NASG specifications. The size of the layout is flexible, depending on space available at the various venues. The average set-up of the layout measures 16'x24'. The club participates in approximately eight shows per year, primarily in the Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina region. The track configuration will run original American Flyer, modern hi-rail, and scale, using S-Helper Service flex track.
There are currently no known S-scale clubs in North Dakota.
A multi-scale club that also features an American Flyer circus layout.
The layout is 28'x17'. They run five lines that support scale and hi-rail trains. They also run an additional line for a trolley. The portable layout is displayed at various shows throughout Ohio, and features multi-level rail lines. They also have a Boys Scout camp fire, complete with real smoke. As a tribute to a long time club member who owns a print shop who sells trains as a side-line, we have an exact replica of his shop, complete with a running layout inside the storefront (a running layout inside a running layout!).
The club has four layouts. One is a pure scale layout that is 26'x14' using code 100 track. The second one is a 28'x15' hi-rail layout using code 148 that is capable of running anything in S-scale from fine scale to American Flyer. The third one is a 14'x8' purely American Flyer layout which has lots of buttons and accessories for the kids to operate and play with, and is open for adults who have some American Flyer in the attic to bring out and see if their trains still run. The fourth one is an American Flyer HO-scale layout that measures 4'x5' (it will run American Flyer HO-scale, regular HO-scale, and even On3 trains). Each of the layouts has its own self-contained trailer including rolling stock and power packs. The two largest layouts are equipped for both DC and DCC.
One of the club layouts is 20'x32' (portable/modular) hi-rail in 48"x30" sections. It has three main lines with turnouts at various locations for staging trains. The other layout is 5'x9' in 6 modular sections (fits two 8-foot conference tables). It will hold two loops of old American Flyer track.
The new NASG banner for the Central Oklahoma S Gaugers on display at the 2014 Oklahoma City Train Show. The layout is 102 sqft. Photo courtesy of Stephen Law. Click photo for a larger version.
There are currently no known S-scale clubs in Oregon.
The museum's non-portable layout measures 10'x22' using S-Helper Service track, and runs American Models equipment. The club has other S-scale displays as well. There is an in-depth article about the museum in the May/June 2016 issue of the Dispatch.
(note: currently the contact e-mail bounces; try it anyway to see if it is fixed.)
The club is a multi-scale one. The S-scale layout is 8'x18', but it is growing. It is hi-rail and operates American Flyer, American Models, and S-Helper Service freight and passenger trains.
The club has two portable layouts. Their hi-rail layout is being replaced and expanded to an 8.5'x15' rectangle with the center cut out. The track is S-Helper Service/MTH flex track with American Models turnouts. The layout features many American Flyer operating accessories. The second layout is a modular (NASG standards) switching layout in an "L" shape, and measures 16.5'x6' at present. It uses code 125 and 100 track and will accommodate scale or hi-rail flanges except on the code 100 coal yard. It includes four manufacturers' turnouts. Narrow gauge track for Sn3, Sn42, and Sn2 is also on the layout.
This is a loosely-knit group who model in Sn2 using Free-mo style modules. The club has members in Pennsylvania, Maine, Maryland, and Ohio.
Photo was taken by Bill Lane of the club's layout set up at the January 2016 Amherst train show. Lee is doing some 0-5-0 switching, while Frank looks concerned.
The club has two portable hi-rail layouts, one is 4'x18', and the other is 10'x12'.
There are currently no known S-scale clubs in Rhode Island.
This club covers both North and South Carolina. See the North Carolina entry on this page for contact information.
There are currently no known S-scale clubs in South Dakota.
The club also covers western North Carolina. Their layout is made of 4-foot aluminum modules than can make up to a 36'x12' layout. The modules are either 24" or 32" wide. They use solid track, generally S-Helper Service (MTH) and American Models for the outer mainlines with some code 100 Tomalco inside. They tend to run scale equipment, but can run some hi-rail and American Flyer. The modules have scenery which is generally to scale. They exhibit a large collection of 1/64 vehicles and aim for the 1950s era. A couple of the modules have Lionel, MTH, and AF operating accessories that are not scale but add lights and action.
Informal club that meets twice a year in Oak Ridge, TN, Johnson City, TN, or Hendersonville, NC.
This group photo was taken during the June 2016 get-together of the group. The group visited several layouts, enjoyed presentations, and had a great time visiting.
The club's modular layout is about 18' x 60'. The modules conform to NASG standards and has hand-laid code 100 rail. Several members have home layouts in various stages of construction/completion. The group has members from all over the greater-Houston area. The club does between three and six local shows per year. The club's web site is updated after each show showing photos of the event.
Showing most of the club's 30 modules at a recent large show (click photo for larger version; courtesy of Peter Vanvliet).
The club is primarily focused on O-scale tinplate, but they now have added a dedicated American-Flyer based layout that operates using AC or DC (switchable). They are located in the Memorial Mall (I-10 at Gessner).
Their club layout has code 100 on the inside loop and code 148 on the outside loop. It is modular, built before the NASG standards were adopted. It measures 23'x38'.
The club has a portable layout composed of members' modules, to fit whatever the space is given them at the venue.
There are currently no known S-scale clubs in Vermont.
This is a new club. The club's modular layout is under construction, and intended to operate both American Flyer and scale equipment.
The club has a hi-rail modular layout that measures 26'x34'.
The club has seven large and permanent layouts at their facility and have five portable layouts. Their facility is located inside the NOE Office Equipment (a former B&O freight warehouse), adjacent to the CSX High Yard. Their S-scale layout is 8'x24' and can run both scale and hi-rail equipment. The track is S-Helper Service (now MTH) with built-in roadbed and typically runs two trains, simultaneously, in opposite directions. The roster is predominantly B&O and C&O in nature and often operates modern Lionel, S-Helper Service, American Models, and A.C. Gilbert American Flyer equipment. The S-scale area at MOVMRC also features 24 display shelves, which are home to Gilbert and Lionel American Flyer sets, individual locomotives and rolling stock, and accessories. The layout is known for its reliable operation and realistic detailing.
The club has a portable/modular layout featuring hi-rail track that operates both scale and American Flyer-compatible trains. They also have a table-top layout they take to one-day shows.
There are currently no known S-scale clubs in Wyoming.