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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.

  Given the importance of the well-being and safety of our exhibitors, vendors, staff, attendees and board members, NAMES made the difficult decision to NOT HOLD a NAMES Exposition in 2023. We understand how disappointing this decision is for everyone. We thank you for your continued support! Additional information and updates regarding the 2024 Expo will be provided in the coming months. 

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2024 Historic Boiler & Steam Engine Operating Course

NAMES is offering the Historic Boiler & Steam Engine Operating Course in 2024. 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 Dave Zimmerman at (248) 496-8664 or Email at



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

Updated December 20, 2022

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