If you need more directions, call the club at: 410-837-BSME (2763), and leave a message or send e-mail to: bsme1932@yahoo.com. Recommend calling if less than a week before you plan to visit.

Baltimore Society of Model Engineers

Open House Shows - cancelled until further notice

We hold open house shows to promote the hobby of model railroading, we have held our open houses for over 80 years! If you are interested in making model railroading your hobby, we also welcome new members! It is a great family hobby.

We are open the Second Sunday of each month, except May. And are open additional days during the Winter Holiday season.

Weather and Holidays permitting, plan to drop by to see trains run, find out more about the hobby, and our club.

Come visit us and find out why model railroading is one of the worlds greatest hobbies. Enjoy the vistas of our 12x65 foot HO and O scale layouts, talk to our members and learn how you can make model railroading a lifetime of fun.

  • All open houses Cancelled until further notice - we are being forced to relocate.

You will see operating trains and trolleys modeling railroad transportation systems in realistic settings with scale buildings, vehicles, and people. The club operates both HO and O scale layouts, the two most popular model railroad scales. Each layout is 65' x 12', included in the 2500 sq. ft. display space are a real steam locomotive bell, and whistle; 34 heralds (logos) from railroads that criss-crossed this country in the mid 50s; and manufacturer and railroad publicity photos.

If you have a group who would like to visit the club, please e-mail your request to: bsme1932@yahoo.com

Admission is by donation. We suggest donations of $5 per person, $3 for ages 3-13, and $10 for a family. (That is a lot less than the cost of movie tickets!)

Buy a 75th Anniversary commemorative train whistle or other unique railroad item from our gift kiosk.

We are located at 225 W. Saratoga St in downtown Baltimore, between Howard St and Park Ave. Howard Street is the extension of I-395 into downtown. I-395 is the main downtown exit from I-95. If you are driving south it will be just after going through the Fort McHenry Tunnel (toll tunnel). Saratoga Street is one block south of Mulberry Street, which is route 40 eastbound. Parking is available on the street and is free on Sundays. We are one block north of the Lexington Light Rail Station, and two blocks east of the Lexington Market Metro station.