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The Baltimore Society of Model Engineers began humbly as a simple advertisement in the back of the January 1932 issue of “The Modelmaker” magazine, seeking those interested in the hobby of model railroading in the Baltimore region. The organization has persevered through economic upturns and downturns, wars, five different locations. We can’t help but wonder if the individuals who met in a NE Baltimore home on March 4th, 1932 ever imagined that the organization that they began would remain one of the oldest, if not the oldest, model railroad societies.

We celebrate the anniversary of our founding as close to the date of that first meeting on March 4th, as possible. We are an organization of members with a common interest in building and operating scale models of real railroads and trolleys (light rail) transportation systems. And discussing the history of railroads across the state, region, and country.

Give us a shout if you would like to join us in developing skills, sharing knowledge, and planning the future of our organization. We meet every Friday night via Google Meet to share our projects, get advice, and watch videos from our very own curated lists, contact us at:

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