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.

2019

Location:
Middleburg Heights, OH
Organizers:
Cuyahoga Valley S Gauge Association
Event Web Site:
visit web site

May 16-18.

2018

Location:
Dayton, OH
Organizers:
Miami Valley S Gaugers
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
Organizers:
Central Ohio S Gaugers
Registrations:
335

Two reports, by Jeff Madden and Alan Evans, appear in the August 2014 issue of the NASG's the Dispatch. Both include several photos. The show had ten (!) layouts set up.

2013

Location:
Akron, OH
Organizers:
Cuyahoga Valley S Gauge Association
Registrations:
~245
Event Car:

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

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

A report, with several photos, on the event appeared in the June 2013 issue of the NASG's the Dispatch.

2012

Location:
Dayton, OH
Organizers:
Miami Valley S Gaugers
Registrations:
270
Event Car:
US Air Force Twin-bay Hopper

A report with photos can be found in the June 2012 issue of the NASG's Dispatch (page 27).

2011

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

B&O & PRR TOFCs 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. A report of this event can be found in the June 2010 issue of the NASG's Dispatch.

2009

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

A report of this event can be found in the June 2009 issue of the NASG's Dispatch.

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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