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The San Diego S-Gaugers is a
tax exempt 501(C)(3) association of model railroaders founded January 19, 2008, in San Diego, California, dedicated to a three-part mission:

1. Promotion of S-Gauge model railroading

2. Education about S-Gauge model railroading, about model railroading in general, and about railroading in general.

3. Having fun in the process


To contact the club, email sdsgaugers@yahoo.com.

Contributions and bequests of S-Gauge model railroad equipment would be greatly appreciated.  Email the club for details.




Got trains?
New members welcome. Come join the club.
We invite you to join us!  Come run your trains on the layout, learn how to service or repair them, learn how to build and landscape a layout, and meet a bunch of interesting, knowledgeable people. Don't have any trains? That's okay; if you love trains, come join us anyway. For information about joining the club, go to the "About Us & Membership" page.



Under Construction - er, uh - Under Destruction


We're removing the back walls of the clubhouse this week so we can make the layout longer. We got the demolition done on Wednesday, so we should be done cleaning up and putting things back in order by Friday so we can be open as usual on Saturday. In the meantime, the three window layouts are operating as usual, protected from the dust by plastic draping. So if you come by this week and things look strange, don't get worried!


                                    
Come visit us in La Mesa's Grossmont Center.
We're open from noon to 6:00 PM on Saturdays and Tuesdays.
See below for directions.

Coming Soon! The Lego Window Layout provided by the L-Scale Museum.

We recently created a new sign with flashing crossing lights to greet our visitors.





As you enter, you are greeted by the trestle bridge and military aircraft museum on the front of our big modular layout.
Click the picture below for a view of each of the modules in the layout.

Click below to take a video tour of the layout from the Engineer's seat.
Click the bottom right corner of the video to view it full screen.
Our videos page has a lot more videos for you to watch.

To your right is one of our two window layouts, Liberty Loop, named after our previous home in San Diego's Liberty Station shopping center.

Click below for a video tour of Liberty Loop:

If you happen to come by when we're not open, push the button outside the window and the trains on both window layouts will run for about a minute.



Member Projects

  Dale has embarked on a project to create freight cars that are more interesting and realistic than those manufactured by Gilbert and other manufacturers,
and many of the buildings on the layouts were built by club members.
Click the picture for a web page dedicated to member projects like this.



Meetings and Other Events

The club has monthly meetings, at 10:00AM to noon, either on a Tuesday or a Saturday (see calendar of events below).
At the January meeting each year, we hold the election of officers and collection of annual dues.

At the club's June 2016 meeting, Wes Noel demonstrated the proper application of Bullfrog Snot
 to increase the traction of an engine's drive wheels, and hence to increase the number of cars it will pull.
Click the picture to see the video of this clinic; more clinics will be added as we shoot videos of them.



2017 Calendar of Events

April 22                   noon to 4:00PM            Our Lego Experience on the Mall at Grossmont Center
May 13                   noon - 6:00PM              National Train Day Open House at Grossmont Center
May 16
                  10:00AM - noon             Monthly Meeting at Grossmont Center
May 25-27
             10:00AM - 4:00PM         O&S West Show, Santa Clara
June 20                 10:00AM - noon             Monthly Meeting at Grossmont Center
July 18                   10:00AM - noon             Monthly Meeting at Grossmont Center
July 30 - August 6 
9:00AM - 5:00PM           NMRA Convention, Orlando, FL
August 8-12          
9:00AM - 5:00PM           NASG Convention, Baltimore, MD
August 19              noon - 6:00PM               Summer Open House at Grossmont Center
August 22              10:00AM - noon             Monthly Meeting at Grossmont Center
September 19        10:00AM - noon             Monthly Meeting at Grossmont Center
September 21-25   9:00AM - 5:00PM           NMRA PSR Convention, Culver City
October 17            10:00AM - noon             Monthly Meeting at Grossmont Center
November 4           noon - 6:00PM               Fall Open House at Grossmont Center
November 21         10:00AM - noon             Monthly Meeting at Grossmont Center
December 19         10:00AM - noon             Monthly Meeting at Grossmont Center


2018 Calendar of Events

January 16             10:00AM - noon             Annual Meeting at Grossmont Center


How to Find Us
Grossmont Center is located in La Mesa, California, east of San Diego, just off Interstate 8.
You can see it from the freeway. Take the
Grossmont Center exit and turn left (north).

Grossmont Center


Enter through the portico next to the Reading Cinemas, between
Jamba Juice and Panda Express.

We're on the left, up the aisle next to Super Brows.


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