Welcome to the Bristol S Gauge Railroaders!
The Bristol S Gauge Railroaders are dedicated to S scale (1/64 scale) model railroading. Formed in 1948, we believe we are the longest running S scale club in America! We are located in Eastern Massachusetts, and also have members in Southern Maine and New Hampshire.
Members are interested in most branches of S scale, including, but not limited to, Scale, Narrow Gauge (Sn3 and Sn2), Hi-Rail, and American Flyer operating and collecting. Our major goals are to learn from each other and have fun doing it.
New Members are Welcome! We are anxious to share the fun of building and operating S scale trains and layouts, as well as collecting trains and models. There is a Membership Application to join us, or if you have any questions about the club, or want to get a message to any member, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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We're celebrating our 75th Year Anniversary milestone by offering B&M Quad Hopper cars featuring the "Minuteman" herald which are being produced by American Models. These car models will be available with three different car numbers (8000, 8248 and 8323). These numbers are from the March 1929 and February 1930 range from 8000-8999. The Original 1929 quad hoppers were later "re-shopped" with the "Minuteman" herald from the 1940's.
Each car number will be available in both scale and high-rail. Due to limited quantities, we reserve the right to fill orders for either one or two cars with car numbers of our choosing. Orders for three cars will receive all three car numbers.
Photo above is similar to production car.
OFFER GOOD WHILE SUPPLY LASTS
(Only 162 Total cars available)!
Click B&M Quad Hopper Order Form
to place your order NOW!
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It was a sunny day and the Steam trains were running at the Bristol S-Gaugers 75th Anniversary party on June 25, 2023. Thanks very much to our hosts for the event-The Waushakum Live Steamers in Holliston, MA. So many of their members showed up to give us all rides thru the woods on their extensive trackage. Our food truck was Smoking 51 which served up delicious BBQ food. Lorraine Chase brought the our 75th celebration cake with train decorations. Club members brought additional desserts for us to enjoy as well.
It was also wonderful to visit with some of our former club members who were able to join in the celebration.
Just as we were folding up the last few chairs, and nearly all club members had left; we got the downpour predicted at end of the day! Click 75th Anniversary Party to see additional photos of the days events.
Greenberg Train Show at the Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, MA on March 25th and 26th. We had a great surprise for attendees at the show. We set up William "Bill" Boucher's Royal 'S' Circus train cars.
These colorful and intricately created cars and wagons depict actual circus train cars and have moving pieces, such as folding out bleachers. Extremely delicate, we assigned two club members, Bill Chase and Tom Fuller to set them up for display.
Amherst Railway Show - January 27-29, 2023 The Bristol Club had another successful train show attending the Amherst Railway Society event in Springfield, MA Jan 27-29th, 2023. The huge audience saw S-Gauge trains running all weekend. A new battery powered train was added to our fleet and worked at our coal dump section. Tommy got a chance to run his rocket car and surprised the crowd.
We received support from the local Pioneer Valley club and Connecticut S-Gauge clubs for set-up and teardown. A very welcome surprise was Club member, Michael Greene, who drove up from South Carolina to work the show with us.
Additional support was provided by Pioneer Valley club member, George Reneris, who loaned us his animated auto factory for our town section. The factory had lighted sign and rotating car on top. George also ran his beautifully animated Jug Band rail car, the farm animal freight car with rooster sounds and a flatcar with large animated colored snowflake and melodies.
A most disappointing part of the show was closure of the local Bernies Diner. It was alway a real treat for us to visit this restaurant during the show.
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