NYSME was originally organized in 1926 in New York City. In its early years, the Society moved to and from various locations throughout Manhattan. In the early 1940’s, the Society moved to the Lackawanna’s Hoboken Terminal in Hoboken, NJ. During the mid-1950’s the Society moved to its current location in Carlstadt, NJ. At our present location, the Society features two operating model railroad displays. One railroad, The Union Connecting, models two rail O-Scale (1/4″ to the foot) while the other railroad, The Union, Hoboken, and Overland, models HO scale (1/8″ to the foot).
The New York Society of Model Engineers hosts a Swap Meet twice a year at the beginning of the spring and fall seasons. Dealers of All Scales, Books, Videos, and other Railroad Memorabilia are invited to attend.
The New York Society of Model Engineers welcomes the interest of prospective members in the Society. We invite anyone who has an interest in model railroading and railroad history to join our organization.
There are four different membership levels in our organization depending on your involvement and age.
Full membership in the Society is open to all who are eighteen years of age or over, following a completion of a one year probationary period. A person shall be considered a full member after that period with full rights and privileges in the organization.
The New York Society of Model Engineers, Inc. is dedicated to educating the public and preserving the history of American Railroads through models, exhibits and memorabilia. Your monetary gift of any amount helps the Society continue in this endeavor.