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S Scale modelers enjoy several opportunities to participate with other 1:64 modelers through a variety of local and national S scale modeling organizations. Below you will find links to many of the organizations where S scale modelers gather!

The National Association of S Gaugers (NASG) is the leading organization of S scale modelers. Encompassing members from all facets of S scale modeling, the NASG offers a variety of members benefits including the monthly magazine NASG Dispatch, a web site with numerous resources, an annual national convention, special runs of various S scale products, and many more. Read more about the NASG at their web site
S Scale SIG
The S Scale SIG is an NMRA affiliated Special Interest Group dedicated to the promotion of 1:64 scale model railroading. As the SIG develops, our hope is the S Scale SIG can provide a unified voice for the promotion of 1:64 scale model railroading within the larger model railroad community and sscale.org can serve as a central nexus of information for modelers, manufacturers and those interested in learning more about S scale trains. Read more about the S Scale SIG at their web site

Local Clubs

Many local and regional S scale clubs exist. The NASG maintains a comprehensive list at their web site. Find a club in your area

The S Scale Model Railway Society (SSMRS) based in the UK was founded in 1946 to bring UK S scale modelers together. They remain one today as one of many places where scratch-building in S scale is still practiced. Read more about the S Scale Model Railway Society
The National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) supports model railroading in all scales and has members around the world. The NMRA has it's own monthly magazine Scale Rails and a number of other member benefits. It's members gather in division, regional and national meetings. You'll usually find some S scale modelers at all NMRA events. Read more about the NMRA

The Train Collector's Association (TCA) provides a focal point for S scale modelers interested in toy trains. TCA's mission is to develop an appreciation of and to preserve an important segment of history - Tinplate Toy Trains - through research, education, community outreach, fellowship, establishment of collecting standards, and to promote the growth and enjoyment of collecting and operating toy, model and scale trains. Read more about the TCA

The Circus Model Builders provides a focal point for circus modelers of all scales. The Circus Model Builders is an international group of circus enthusiasts that create, collect, and display models of the circus to preserve the rich history and support the continuance of the unique entertainment spectacle that is circus. Read more about the Circus Models Builders


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An active modeler in 1:64 scale (S scale) since 1998 and a relatively new On30 modeler, Michael's primary interests are in model railroading, structure modeling and control systems for model railroading. Michael is a life member of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA), a member of the National Association of S Gaugers (NASG) and the Bristol S Gauge Railroaders.

Michael and his wife Deane Louise co-own Pine Canyon Scale Models, a manufacturer of S Scale and O scale structures.

Michael is a past chair of the NMRA's Digital Command Control (DCC) Working Group and was a contributor to the NMRA's DCC Standards activities. Michael continues to play an active role in the use of NMRA DCC in S Scale model railroading.

Michael previously served as the NASG National Secretary and Librarian for the NASG's Russell M. Mobley Memorial Library.


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