New York Society of
341 Hoboken Road
Carlstadt, NJ 07072
The New York
Society of Model Engineers is an non-profit organization
dedicated to the promotion of the hobby of model
railroading and the preservation of American railroad
history and is the oldest model railroad club in America
Holiday Show !!!
November 29, 30, & December 1
December 6, 7, & 8
Friday Nights 7-10pm. Saturday and Sunday afternoons
340 Hoboken Road Carlstadt NJ 07072
One mile from MetLife Stadium. Just minutes from the
Turnpike, Routes 3, 17, 46, and 80.
Come join us for our
annual holiday open house! Our train layouts will be
in full operation for the holiday season. Come view
the improvements that have been made on our
railroads. The HO scale has added a great deal of
new scenery in the back room. Plus there have been
improvements made to the signaling system which
features operating semaphores!! The O Scale has also
made additions to its scenery. Plus of Jersey City
trolley layout has been refurbished as well. Come
see your favorite train run and see some new ones as
well. Finally do not forget to stop in our souvenir
shop to do some holiday shopping for your favorite
railfan. We feature an extensive collection of
railroad books, magazines and DVD's. Mugs, patches,
and t-shirts are also available for purchase.
NYSME was originally organized
in 1926 in New York
City. In its early years, the organization moved to
and from various locations throughout Manhattan. In
the early 1940's, the organization moved to the
Lackawanna's Hoboken Terminal. However, during the
mid-1950's the organization moved to its current
location in Carlstadt, NJ.
At our present
location, our organization features two operating
model railroad displays. One railroad, The Union
Connecting, models two rail O-Scale. (1/4" to the foot) The other railroad, The
Union, Hoboken, and Overland, models HO scale. (1/8"
to the foot).
NYSME holds two public exhibitions
of the layouts around Christmas time and in the
early spring. However the club does hold a work
sessions every Wednesday night starting around 7
p.m. Visitors are welcome to come by but there is no
guarantee that any trains will be operating.