New York Society of Model Engineers
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

 Upcoming Events

 2014 Annual Exhibition

March 7, 8, & 9
March 14, 15, & 16
March 21, 22, & 23

Friday Nights 7-10pm. Saturday and Sunday afternoons 1-6pm

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 spring open house! Our train layouts will be in full operation for the annual exhibition. 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.



About Us

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.



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