Spring S Spree

The annual Spring S Spree is a gathering of American Flyer, hi-rail, scale, and narrow-gauge modelers. It is held for several days, and offers how-to clinics, vendors, operating layouts, local tours, etc. The event is hosted by one of three rotating clubs, namely the Central Ohio S Gaugers, the Cuyahoga Valley S Gaugers, and the Miami Valley S Gaugers.

Even though the NASG is not directly involved with Spring S Spree shows, we still wanted to have a page dedicated to this annual meeting. If you want to stay up on the latest related to Spring S Sprees, bookmark this page.

2018

Location:
Dayton, OH
Organizers:
Miami Valley S Gaugers
Event Web Site:
visit web site
Event Car:

American Models 40' USAF Box Car

2017

Location:
Marion, OH
Organizers:
Central Ohio S Gaugers
Registrations:
300

Included an extra-fare private tour of the "Age of Steam Roundhouse" in Sugarcreek, Ohio.

2016

Location:
Strongsville, OH

2015

Location:
Dayton, OH
Organizers:
Miami Valley S Gaugers

2014

Location:
Marion, OH

2013

Location:
Akron, OH
Organizers:
Cuyahoga Valley S Gauge Association
Event Car:

American Models Great Lakes Brewing Tank Car (photo © Dale Minard)

S-Helper Service Great Lakes Brewing Hopper (photo © CVSGA)

2012

Location:
Dayton, OH
Organizers:
Miami Valley S Gaugers
Event Car:
US Air Force Twin-bay Hopper

2011

Location:
Hilliard, OH
Organizers:
Central Ohio S Gaugers
Event Car:
B&O & PRR TOFC with Timken Trailer

2010

Location:
Dearborn, MI
Organizers:
Southeastern Michigan S-Gaugers
Registrations:
~500
Event Car:
Lionel GN Box Car, American Models GTW Gondola

This was the first year the Southeastern Michigan S-Gaugers/Northern Ohio COSG group started hosting a Spring S Spree. The New York Central Historical Society convention was being held nearby. Photos and a description of the event can be found in the July 2010 issue of the S Gaugian magazine.

2009

Location:
Strongsville, OH
Organizers:
Cuyahoga Valley S Gauge Association

2008

Location:
Dayton, OH
Organizers:
Miami Valley S Gaugers
Registrations:
250+
Event Car:

S-Helper Service CH&D Box Car

A full report is available in the June 2008 issue of the NASG's Dispatch. There were ten operating layouts.

2007

Location:
Hilliard, OH
Organizers:
Central Ohio S Gaugers
Registrations:
~300
Event Car:

Timken Tank Car

A full report is available in the June 2007 issue of the NASG's Dispatch. There were 9 operating layouts in the vendor room.

2006

Location:
Walnut Creek, OH
Organizers:
Cuyahoga Valley S Gauge Association
Registrations:
~140
Event Car:

American Models Sherwin-Williams Tank Car

2005

Location:
Dayton, OH
Organizers:
Miami Valley S Gaugers
Registrations:
300+
Event Car:

Procter and Gamble Ivory Soap Box Car

A brief review and photos are shown in the June 2005 issue of the NASG's Dispatch.

2004

Location:
Columbus, OH
Organizers:
Central Ohio S Gaugers
Event Car:
American Models Timken 1948 Roller Bearing Box Car

2003

Location:
Cleveland, OH
Organizers:
Cuyahoga Valley S Gauge Association

Some photos are shown in the June 2003 issue of the NASG's Dispatch.

2002

Location:
Middletown, OH
Organizers:
Miami Valley S Gaugers

Included a tour of the "Cincinnati in Motion" display at the Cincinnati Union Terminal. A personal report about the show can be found on page 27 of the December 2002 issue of the NASG's Dispatch.

2001

Location:
Columbus, OH
Organizers:
Central Ohio S Gaugers
Registrations:
297
Event Car:
American Models B&O Flat Car

A review of the show was published in the June 2001 issue of NASG's Dispatch, including several photos.

2000

Location:
Strongsville, OH
Organizers:
Cuyahoga Valley S Gauge Association
Registrations:
209

A review of the show was published in the June 2000 issue of NASG's Dispatch.

1999

Location:
Dayton, OH
Organizers:
Miami Valley S Gaugers
Event Car:
US Army Flat Car with Crate Load

The first time the Miami Valley S Gaugers hosted the show. The background story on the crates can be found in the article on page 20 of the February 2005 issue of the NASG's Dispatch.

1998

Location:
Columbus, OH
Organizers:
Central Ohio S Gaugers

1997

Location:
Richfield, OH
Organizers:
Cuyahoga Valley S Gauge Association
Event Car:

Downs 16K-gallon Domino Sugar Tank Car

1996

Location:
Columbus, OH
Organizers:
Central Ohio S Gaugers

1995

Location:
Richfield, OH
Organizers:
Cuyahoga Valley S Gauge Association
Event Car:
Chesapeak Models CVRX 3-bay Hopper

A review of the show was published in the June 1995 issue of S/Sn3 Modeling Guide.

1994

Location:
Columbus, OH
Organizers:
Central Ohio S Gaugers
Registrations:
175

A review, with photos, of the show was published in the April 1994 issue of the NASG's Dispatch.

1992

Location:
Delaware, OH
Organizers:
Central Ohio S Gaugers

1991

Location:
Cleveland, OH
Organizers:
Cuyahoga Valley S Gauge Association

1990

Location:
Cleveland, OH

1989

1988

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