The Baltimore Society of Model Engineers is a model railroad club located in Baltimore Maryland, formed in March 1932. We have the largest permanent display in the mid-Atlantic region, with 2500 square feet of steam and diesel freight and passenger trains as well as trolleys and interurbans running from the overhead wire. We are the oldest exclusively model railroad club in the United States and the third oldest modeling society in the world!
The BSME layouts and offices are located on the third floor of 225 West Saratoga Street, Baltimore, Maryland. Our downtown location is half a block from the light-rail station, and one and a half blocks from the Lexington Market subway station.
The society is always interested in welcoming new members, regardless of modeling skills. Part of the club's activities help beginning members to become skilled in all aspects of the hobby. We also have plenty to keep the experienced hobbyist interested and challenged. If you are interested in joining our historic organization check out the membership page for all the details
We hold Open House Shows to promote the hobby of model railroading. Shows are typically every Sunday in January and the second Sunday of each month except May.
I write with a heavy heart as we lost an enthusiastic and dedicated member of the club this past Monday, Gene Nash died suddenly and unexpectedly. Gene was an avid O-scale modeler and civil war reenactor, his loss will be felt by all who knew him and will impact the club in ways we do not yet know.
Please keep his wife Carol, sons EJ, and Mike, and rest of the Nash family in your thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. Gene's obituary is available through this link:
For those who wish to donate in Gene's memory you may do so via this button:
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For those who prefer to donate by check, you can make them payable to Baltimore Society of Model Engineers and mail to 225 w. Saratoga St, Baltimore, MD 21201, if you wish note in the memo Gene Nash Memorial.
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