"S" Events


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This page contains information about upcoming S-scale-related events. These are opportunities for you to see "S" in person and to interact with other "S" enthusiasts.

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For an entry below, click the event's name to view the official web page for that event. Click the location to view the map to the event's location (which typically includes the address). Click the club's name to view the participating club's web site.

NASG Booths


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For a number of events throughout the year, the NASG will have a booth at the show. Since our membership is spread across the country, local help is needed to actually man the booth. Organizational support is provided by the NASG's Promotions Committee. The local contact person must be an NASG member, but all others who wish to help man the booth during the show's hours do not have to be NASG members; just people who are interested in promoting S-scale in all of its flavors. If you can spare a few hours during one of these shows, please consider signing up using this:

NASG Booth Sign-up Sheet

Events in April 2017

Date:
April 6 to April 8, 2017
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There are 5 local Sn3 layouts. A total of 21 layouts will be open during the event (various scales and gauges).

Date:
April 8, 2017
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The Houston S Gaugers will have their layout set up at this one-day annual show. The museum also has their own, large operating G-scale layout. An enclosed and fully-scenicked HO-scale layout donated to the museum will be operating, too. The museum is right on the real railroad track, so lots of railfanning opportunities exist all throughout the day. Many vendors, kids activities, and, of course, the museum itself, will provide for a full day for the family.

The Atlantic Coast S Gaugers - Washington & Old Dominion Division, and the Baltimore Area American Flyer Club, will have their layouts set up at the show.

The Chicagoland Assn. of S Gaugers will have their layout set up at the show.

Date:
April 22, 2017
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The Blue Ridge S Scalers will have a meeting that includes:
- a tour of the restored Chuckey Depot.
- a tour of the Watauga Valley Railroad Museum.
- presentations by clinicians and manufacturers.
- swap meet.
- visit the George L. Carter Railroad Museum at East Tennessee State University.
- visit local S-scale layouts.

The Atlantic Coast S Gaugers - Washington & Old Dominion Division will have their layout set up at the show. Also, the North Penn S Gaugers will have their club layout set up at this show. Yes, two S-scale clubs at one venue!

Events in May 2017

Date:
May 4 to May 6, 2017
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This annual S-scale event returns to Central Ohio, hosted by the Central Ohio S Gaugers. The 2017 Spree will be held in a 37,500 sq. ft. facility, featuring over 130 vendor tables, several operating layouts, how-to clinics, and new this Spree, the Age of Steam Roundhouse private tour in Sugarcreek, Ohio. Pizza party Friday night, and flying pancakes for breakfast on Saturday. Hotel information, and more details are available on the Spree's web site. The Hoosier S Gaugers will be setting up their S-scale T-Trak modular layout at the show.

The Chicagoland Assn. of S Gaugers will have their layout set up at the show.

Date:
May 13, 2017
Event:
Location:
Lodi, California
"S" Club:

Arden Goehring passed away in January, 2017. He had a large S-scale layout. The layout is scheduled for demolition, but close friends and relatives want everyone to enjoy the layout one last time. You are invited to visit and operate the layout from 10am to 4pm. Please contact any member of the Bay Area S Scalers for the address.

Date:
May 19 to May 21, 2017
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The Golden Gate American Flyer Club is organizing the show. The convention car, or cars, is a set of two Deep Rock tank cars (see their web site). Friday's event will be a ride into San Francisco via BART, with a Cable Car ride to Fisherman's wharf and Lunch at Scoma's. You will also get a chance to see, and perhaps ride, historic streetcars on San Francisco's famous F line. Saturday will be the trading day from 10 am to 3 pm, followed by a banquet that evening at the Event Center. Sunday will feature layout tours.

Date:
May 25 to May 27, 2017
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S-West 2017, the largest S Scale event west of the Mississippi, will be held May 25-27, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara. This event is combined with O Scale West. Family registration for the entire event is $35. OSW/SW includes clinics, vendor displays, a model contest, and layout tours. There will be an "S Scale dinner" on Friday the 26th, and the Bay Area S Scalers will have their new modular layout on display. At the event, only, you will be able to purchase a limited-run S-scale craftsman kit of a Southern Pacific Power House. Additionally, a special hands-on clinic will be held at the event to guide you in building your kits, so you can bring the finished kit home!

Events in June 2017

The dates are to be determined. The Atlantic Coast S Gaugers - Washington & Old Dominion Division will have their layout set up at the show.

The Chicagoland Assn. of S Gaugers will have their layout set up at the show.

Date:
June 16 to June 17, 2017
Event:
Location:
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Rocky Mountain Hi-Railers will have their layout set up.

The Baltimore Area American Flyer Club will have their layout set up at this show.

Date:
June 24 to July 2, 2017
Event:
Location:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Events in July 2017

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July 30 to August 6, 2017
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July 30 to August 6, 2017
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Events in August 2017

Date:
August 3 to August 6, 2017
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The NASG will have a booth at this show. We are looking for volunteers to help man the booth (see sign-up sheet at the top of this page).

Date:
August 8 to August 12, 2017
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"S" Club:

The Baltimore Area American Flyer Club and the Washington and Old Dominion Club are co-hosting the 2017 NASG Convention. It is to be held at the North Baltimore Radisson Hotel, 2004 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, Maryland (be sure to use the "NASG17" code to get a reduced room rate). Follow the "Event" link to visit the web site, which includes the registration and car-order forms, and the tours. The North Penn S Gaugers will have their club layout set up as well.

Date:
August 13, 2017
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The Chicagoland Assn. of S Gaugers will have their layout set up at the show.

Date:
August 30 to September 2, 2017
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Events in September 2017

Date:
September 10, 2017
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The Chicagoland Assn. of S Gaugers will have their layout set up at the show.

Date:
September 21 to September 23, 2017
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This used to be called the annual O Scale Show, but Amy and Daniel Dawdy have bought the show, and added S-scale to the show. Note that this show is primarily focused on "scale" modeling. The Hoosier S Gaugers will be setting up their S-scale T-Trak modular layout at the show.

Date:
September 30, 2017
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The Rocky Mountain Hi-Railers will have their Lookout Junction layout set up at this annual event.

Date:
September 30 to October 1, 2017
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The area S-scale modular clubs usually set up at this show.

Events in October 2017

Date:
October 7 to October 8, 2017
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The Baltimore Area American Flyer Club will have their layout set up at this show.

Date:
October 7 to October 8, 2017
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Location:
"S" Club:

The American Flyer S Gaugers of St. Louis will have their layout set up at this all-scales show.

Date:
October 8, 2017
Event:
Location:
"S" Club:

The Chicagoland Assn. of S Gaugers will have their layout set up at the show.

Date:
October 14 to October 15, 2017
Event:
Location:
"S" Club:

The Rocky Mountain Hi-Railers will have their Lookout Junction layout set up at this show.

Date:
October 19 to October 21, 2017
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Date:
October 27 to October 29, 2017
Event:
Location:
"S" Club:

Follow the event link for the car-order form, hotel information, and other details.

Events in November 2017

Date:
November 4 to November 5, 2017
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P-B-L will be there, as well as private sellers, and so S-scale should be able to be found at the show.

Date:
November 11 to November 12, 2017
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"S" Club:

The North Penn S Gaugers will have their modular layout set up at this show.

Date:
November 12, 2017
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The Chicagoland Assn. of S Gaugers will have their layout set up at the show.

Events in December 2017

Date:
December 10, 2017
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The Chicagoland Assn. of S Gaugers will have their layout set up at the show.

Events in March 2018

Date:
March to March , 2018
Event:
2018 Sn3 Symposium
Location:

This is just a placeholder. Gary Kohler (m2fq@aol.com) proposed the 2018 Sn3 Symposium be held in the Greenford (Canfield), Ohio area. The idea is to combine it with the annual Midwest Narrow Gauge Show held in March. The hotel is the Marriott. At least one Sn3 layout is already slated to be open for visits. Gary is the owner of Portland Locomotive Works, which produces Sn2 equipment.

Events in August 2018

Date:
August to August , 2018
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This is just a placeholder. The Bristol S Gauge Railroaders club have tentatively announced that they would like to host the 2018 NASG Convention.

Date:
August 5 to August 12, 2018
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Events in July 2019

Date:
July 7 to July 13, 2019
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Date:
July 12 to July 14, 2019
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The Rocky Mountain Hi-Railers will be applying to display their layout at this show, and there might be a second S layout there as well.

Date:
July 31 to August 4, 2019
Event:
Location:
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"S" Club:

The date has been confirmed, but no other information is available just yet.

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