2016 NASG National Convention Sponsored by the SMSG


Convention Program - Latest Updates

Ladies Events
Home Layouts
Layout Descriptions

Ladies Program & Registration
Layout Visits & Operating Sessions
Home Layout Descriptions

Activity Schedule
Greely's Contest

Day by Day Activity Schedule
Greeley's Place Contest
Clinic Schedule
Clinic Bldg

      Photo right - Structure featured in Ken Zieska's
      Make-and-Take clinic.
      Refer to the Clinic Schedule and Greeley's Place
      Contest for details.

Convention Status Updates:    Status Link
Map to Model RR Layouts    Hotel Link
Hotel Accommodations:    Hotel Link
Benefits you receive by staying at the Sheraton Hotel for the 2016 NASG Convention
  1. The Sheraton has recently undergone a beautiful remodeling and updating. The guest rooms are wonderful, relaxing and inviting.
  2. Our Convention room rate is a super competitive $109 a night for a luxury hotel.
  3. You must be a hotel guest to sign up for the Norfolk Southern Training Center  tour.
  4. All hotel convention guests will get free in-room wifi.
  5. You must be a hotel guest to be eligible for the raffle for free room nights  that will take place at the Saturday banquet.
  6. You are on site for all the convention activities; have a meal at the hotel restaurant, enjoy a cocktail with S gauge friends, or just relax in your room between activities.
  7. Your reservation helps the host club make this convention a financial success by avoiding additional costs.
Convention Info
Convention VideoClick  HERE  to view the 2016 NASG/SMSG Convention preview.

SMSG Model Railroading - Summer, 2016...
Layout   Turntable
July 30, 2016 ... "Packet Stuffing" at Dave Campbell's home (layout above).  Please plan to attend, Saturday, 1:00 PM, and help fill the convention hand-out packets. Packets were donated by River Raisin Models & S Scale America.   June 12,2016 ... Gaylord Gill hosted the June meeting of the SMSG. Attendees were invited to take a trip on the Buffalo & Chautauqua Railroad. Click Here to see more photos of Gaylord's railroad.
Photo  Below - SMSG set-up in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin for the 2014 NASG Convention. Sig Fleischmann peeks over the tree line checking the action at John's Bar.Sig peeking

About Us...
   In 1978 a small group of guys interested in 3/16 model railroading initiated the Southeastern Michigan S Gaugers.  The club was made up of modelers from the metro Detroit area, focused on S gauge model railroading, both in scale and American Flyer.  Today, our membership includes modelers, collectors (AF, hi-rail and scale), manufacturers and distributors.   In recent years the membership has ranged from 40 to 45 members, coming from as far away as Western Michigan,The guys Northern Ohio and Ontario, Canada.
    Many of us trace our railroad interest back to the toy trains of the 1950s and 60s, building tinplate layouts from famous names like American Flyer, Marx and Lionel.
    We don’t limit ourselves to any one facet of the hobby.  Members build home layouts in scale, standard and narrow gauge, Hi Rail and American Flyer Tinplate.  As a club, we've built several modules, based on the S-Mod Standards, and display them at local railroad events.
   Our club donated and maintains a small display layout at the Steam Institute in Owosso, Michigan. SMSG members have also constructed a large display layout and purchased a trailer to store and transport the sections to local train shows and conventions.

Interests & Activities...
  • Scale, Hi Rail and American Flyer interests.
  • Standard and narrow gauge modelers.
  • AC, DC and DCC, with and without sound.
  • Monthly meetings, September through June.
  • Annual summer picnic in July or August.
  • Monthly newsletter & eNews update.
  • Club sponsored module layout.
  • Large mobile display layout.
  • Home layout operations in both scale & Hi Rail
  • Yes, a handcar may be next.

Memberships Open...
Click here "Contact us" or plan on attending one of our regular
meetings for more information.
Site updated July 23, 2016