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The North American Model Engineering Society

The North American Model Engineering Society (NAMES) is dedicated to promoting the hobby of model engineering by sponsoring the annual North American Model Engineering Exposition.

  We look forward to seeing you at our 29th Annual Model Engineering Exposition which will be held April 21-22, 2018 at the Yack Arena, in Wyandotte, Michigan. We will have over 30,000 square feet of exhibit space available. Admission to the show is $10.00 with kids 12 and under FREE. As always we will have compressed air to operate model steam engines.  Model gasoline and hot air engines will also be operating. Many suppliers of model engineering items will be present.  Bring the whole family for a wonderful day enjoying the model engineering hobby.

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2018 Historic Boiler & Steam Engine Operating Course

NAMES is offering the Historic Boiler & Steam Engine Operating Course in 2018. The course provides everything you need to know about steam power whether you are an avid steam modeler, antique steam buff or just interested in learning about all aspects of steam power.  The course covers the basic scientific principles, boilers, engines, valve gears, safety and many other interesting topics.  For more information about the course and to reserve your space for this year, please call Jim Snider at (419) 350-6223 or Email at



E.G.B. Pacific Atlantic 3/4" Scale Locomotive - built by Bob Maynard.
Currently owned and restored by Chuck Balmer

Updated October 23, 2017

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