Saint John Society of Model Railroaders

 We are an active model railroad club in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.   Founded in 1984 to operate an HO scale portable model railroad layout, the club has expanded to include N scale. Other members have home layouts, some model in O scale and G;  some have no layout, but a shared interest in model railroading.  We welcome new members who wish to join us and learn by participating in club activities.   There is a wealth of information within the club and assistance is always available.  

Monthly Open House

The club hosts a FREE monthly open house in the former Charm Jewelry Store (next to the Bank of Montreal) in the Lancaster Mall on Saint John's West Side, usually on the second Saturday of the month, from 11am to 5pm.  Come on over and see our model railroads in operation!  
Our next Open House will be Saturday August 11, 2018

See below our modules set up in the mall:
The Club's modules in Lancaster Mall, HO scale on the left, and the N scale ones on the right.

Visitors enjoying the layouts in the mall at one of our Saturday open houses.

Photos by member Ron Grant

Monthly Club Meetings
Our official club meetings occur on the second Friday of the month, but we can be found on site most Friday evenings. Visitors are welcome to join us in the former Charm Jewelry Store (next to the Bank of Montreal) in the Lancaster Mall on Saint John's West Side.  Doors open at 6pm, meeting starts at 7pm.      

Annual Model Railroad Show
The next one is scheduled for November 10, 2018
Here's some memories from the SJSMR's 33rd Annual Model Railroad Show held at the Quispamsis Lions Club building in nearby Quispamsis in November 2017.   A great crowd viewed our displays, here is our N scale division with tracks and branches looping around.
    photo by Tim Dryden.
                                                                        The club's HO scale modular layout was set up  with two return loops, four corners and 11 pairs of 8 foot module pairs.
                                                                                                        Here club member Lou McIntyre interacts with visitors.    Photo by Ron Grant.


LEGO Trains were a hit with the young and old alike, as can be seen in these shots of guest Patrick Bourgoin's setup, a whole bunch of LEGO gear to the show, much to the amusement of the wee ones!  

Photo by Tim Dryden

Lots to see and lots to buy, visitors all over the hall!   Photo by Ron Grant.

                                                                On display this year was the Large Scale (LGB) layout of member Bob Boyce - these are huge!  Photo by Ron Grant.

                                                    Vice-President Peter Dykeman supervising one of the end loops in the club's HO scale modular layout.  Photo by Ron Grant.


   Come see us November 10 2018
at the Quispamsis Lions Club
 for our 34th Anniversary show! -

 Website maintained by member Bob Boudreau
                                                                                               Updated6 24 April 2018