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American Flyer S Gaugers of the Saint Louis Area



Three local American Flyer model train enthusiasts founded the club in 1975. Since then the club has grown significantly, sponsored numerous public display layouts, and has epitomized its founding motto, "It's just for the fun of it!!!" The club's strength and vigor was demonstrated in 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2019 when it hosted the Annual Fall S Fest, the largest gathering of AF enthusiasts in the World.

Moe Berk, who had been the club's coordinator since its founding more than three plus decades ago, attributes the clubs continued growth and success to its informality and adopted slogan, "no officers, no rules, no dues; no fooling!" The club is known nationwide for its "non-rules," which are as follows:

  1. No dues.
  2. No officers, officials, or official staff
  3. No constitution or by-laws.
  4. Operate on consensus; the majority rules, but the minority has to be able to go along with it or it just isn't done.
  5. Participation is essential; individual members perform various tasks.
  6. Club funds are generated from the fees collected from operating the club's layouts.
  7. Send newsletters to other clubs.

In 2020 we transitioned to new Co-Coordinator's following Moe Berk retiring the role:

Tom Schnur

Rick Archeski

The AFSGSLA membership is open to all AF "S" enthusiasts who are willing to actively participate. Merely contact any club member or by email to, express your interest, attend the next club meeting, and ... "YOU'RE A MEMBER!"


Upcoming Shows

Boeing Employees' railroad club - St. Louis Railroad Swap Meet
Admission $5.00 (kids under 12 free)
Saturday, March 9,2024 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Greensfelder Recreation Complex @ Queeny Park
550 Wiedman Rd. St. Louis, MO 63011

The Sons of The American Legion
Spring Train Show
Saturday, April 13, 2024 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Admission: $3.00 12 & under FREE
Dupo American Legion Post #485
200 S 5th St., Dupo, IL 62239

The 33rd Annual Greater St. Louis Metro Area Train Show
Saturday October 5, 2024 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday October 6, 2024 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Meramec Community College Gym
Geyer Road & Big Bend, Kirkwood, MO
Admission: $10.00 All kids 12 and under FREE!



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