Join a Local Club and Share the Fun

YOU ARE NOT ALONE! There are many people out there who share your interests, and they have formed clubs so that they can get together to share knowledge, learn new techniques and have access to specialized tools and techniques of other members. Below is a growing list of clubs. If you have a club that is not listed here, please contact Sherline and let us know. We will be glad to list your club too as long as it is appropriate for this website. Please restrict submissions to clubs that are made up of builders, not just collectors. This includes both full-size and miniature machining and model making including steam/gas engines, ships, cars, trains. Clubs for clockmakers, pen makers and other specialized miniature crafts would also be appropriate. Email us at with your club information and contact numbers. We welcome submissions from countries outside the USA as well.

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At the North American Model Engineering Society Expo every April in Detroit, model engineers from around the world get together to show off their work and examine the work of others. Shows like these help spur competition among members, continually raising the bar for quality. They also offer seminars and plenty of chances to ask members how something was done in order to raise your own level of knowledge and craftsmanship. Clubs like NAMES often put on their own shows or travel as a group to other shows.

California (Los Angeles area, Southern
Southern California Home Shop Machinists Meetings: El Camino Community College ITEC building, Room AJ115.
1st Saturday of each month, 2 PM.
California (San Francisco, Northern

Bay Area Engine Modelers Club (BAEM)

Meetings: Chabot College Bldg 1500.
25555 Hesperian Blvd
Hayward, CA 94545
3rd Saturday of each month, 10:00 AM.
Contact: See their website for details and contact information.

Florida (Southeast)

F.A.M.E. (Florida Association of Model Engineers),

Membership is free.
Email: David Kerzel

Connecticut (New England)

Connecticut Home Shop
Machinists Group

Meetings: Second Sunday of each month, 2 PM, various locations.

New England

N.E.M.E.S. (New England Model Engineering society)

Meetings: Charles River Museum of Industry
150 Moody St.,
Waltham MA.
First Thursday of each month at 7:00PM.

New York (New England)

Upstate New York Home Shop

Schenectady, Albany and Troy NY
Email: Dave Seaver at

Western South Dakota (Midwest)

Midwest Model Builders—Sponsors of the Black Hills Model Engineering Show

Email: Clif Roemmich at

Michigan (Midwest) N.A.M.E.S. (North American Model Engineering Society) for info.

Michigan (Midwest) Metro Detroit Metalworking Club Meetings: Macomb County Community College
South Campus (12 & Hayes)
14500 E. 12 Mile Road
Warren, MI 48088-3896
“M” Building, Room 108
Second Wednesday of each month, 7 PM,
Email for info.
Indiana (Midwest) Machinist’s Group of Northeast Indiana Meetings: Second Tuesday of each month, 7 PM, Ft. Wayne, IN.
Toronto, Ontario
The Toronto Society of Model Engineers was founded in
1933. The group presently has about 120 members, about 90 of which attend
most meetings.
Meetings: Canadian Air & Space Museum (Formerly the Toronto Aerospace Museum). A location map can be found on the club website.
Second  Friday of each month.
Hamilton, Ontario
Hamilton Model Engineering Club consists of about 60 members in the Hamilton, Ontario area. Meetings: Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology
Third Tuesday of each month 7:30 pm. until 10 pm.
Contact: See their website for details and contact information.
Estevan, Saskatchawan, Canada (about 125
miles North of Minot, ND)
Estevan Model Engineering Show This is not a club, but rather an annual model engineering show held in October.
Email: Kelly Tytlandsvik for details.
Ohio (Midwest) Mid-East Ohio Model Engineering Expo Muskingum County Fairgrounds, Zanesville, OH, October.