New York Society of Model Engineers

What makes us special?

Being a new member of the society and not having much experience at all in the hobby I find that the members are great in wanting to teach me and others various things about the hobby. It’s a very friendly atmosphere that I recommend anyone who is interested in model railroading regardless of your level of knowledge to join.”- Phil Zablocki

The train society is a fun place to be a member of and a great place to visit. I love hearing stories of people who bring their kids to our public because their parents brought them when they were kids. They keep the tradition alive. I also enjoy learning various modeling methods from other members as well as hanging out with them. We share in good laughs and have fun memories.- Mike Mazzola

My wife enjoys me getting out of to the house once a week. I enjoy the change of scenery. Since my retirement, I’m able to enjoy conversations with various members on varying subjects. One of the biggest assets of coming to the society is the challenge of advancing my ability with the skills I use in model railroading.- John Moe

The camaraderie among the members is the driving force to my membership.- Paul Harbord

To me this society is model railroading. This is where I always turn to whenever I have model railroading related questions. The members are always willing to work me and I love working with them. I enjoy going on various trips to rail fanning spots and model train shows. The company of the members is entertaining and we always have a good time.- Anthony Bonelli

I enjoy operating trains on the vast layout. The friendly atmosphere is very warm and inviting. I also enjoy working projects with other members. The more experienced members are always willing to help me learn things.- Tony Calise

The social aspects are enjoyable. Everyone has shared interests and tips from their experience in model railroading. These personal experiences are important to help each other thrive in a hobby we share. When we help each other we are also helping the society look better because we put our abilities together to create the society we love to share with you all- Andy Estep