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Chicagoland Association of S Gaugers (CASG)

You can now find CASG on Facebook! Search for the Chicagoland Association of S Gaugers (CASG) group and ask to join.

Limited edition S Fest cars and trucks are still available. The 2014 S Fest Meet Car was a C&NW Covered Hopper, available in gray, green, and yellow. Click here for an order form 

Meetings


When:

The third Friday of every month.  Members start to arrive at approximately 7:00 P.M. to meet friends, sell, trade, view videos, have coffee and donuts, etc. Business meeting begins at 8:00.   Meeting day occasionally changed if S-fest, York, or other important events intervene. Changes are announced in the Newsletter.  Call the Secretary or President to confirm the date if uncertain.

Where:  

Most months - changes announced in the Newsletter -
American Legion Room
Hinsdale Village Hall
2nd Floor
19 East Chicago Avenue
Hinsdale, Illinois

The Hinsdale village hall is 5 to 10 minutes off the Ogden Avenue exit from Interstate 294.


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Roman Papierz's American Flyer northern with a heavyweight
passenger train passing John Griffin's scratch built Schnabel
car heavy load train on the modules at the Southland Train show


Membership

Membership is $20 year. Click here for a membership form.

CASG Officers 2014-2015

President:
Dick Bukowski
Mount Prospect, Illinois  
847-338-1336
basstrek@hotmail.com

Vice President
Dave Fron

Treasurer

Wayne Grassel

Secretary

Bob Brown
Streamwood, Illinois  
630-830-8611
rwbrown1@yahoo.com          

Office-at-Large

Leigh Maginniss

Trustees
Horacio Baggio, Andy Jugle and Al Roman.

Committee Chairs
membership: Joel Weber 
modules:      Joel Lebovitz

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Will Holt's American Models U-25B's passing through town on one of his modules 

Newsletter

The CASG newsletter is the Chicago Flyer. Click here for the current version in pdf format. Arrival is for 3:00 and the business meeting at 4:00.  Click here for the previous issue.


                                                                                     Where You Can Meet Us

The CASG participates in a large number of local train shows. Please stop by and say hello - we may even be able to talk you into joining us!  
 

HIGH WHEELER TRAIN SHOW:

High Wheeler ‘15 will be February 28-March 1, 2015 at Harper College in Palatine

ALL AMERICAN RAILROAD SHOW:

Saturday,March 28. Lyons Township High School in Lagrange.

SOUTHLAND MODEL RAILROAD SHOW:

We do not yet have the dates for the Southland show for 2015. As soon as they are available, we will post them

Great Midwest Train Show

We will have tables at this show at the DuPage County Fairgrounds January 11, June 14, September 13, and December 13, 2015

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Fall S Fests

CASG  hosted the 2014 Fall S Fest at the Westin Lombard located adjacent to the York Town Shopping Center, near the junction of I-355 and I-80.  Here is a photo gallery:  Page1   Page 2  

S Fest Cars and Trucks

Limited edition S Fest cars and trucks are still available. The 2014 S Fest Meet Car was a C&NW Covered Hopper, available in gray, green, and yellow. Click here for an order form
2002 S-Fest  S Helper Service Refrigerator Cars - some still available. $40.00, plus shipping.  Contact Will Holt willowassocwill1@netzero.net for availability.
 2006 S-Fest semi-trailer trucks made by Tonkin. 1/64 scale diecast. Mack CJ Coe tractor, with bullnose trailer, with S-Fest-logo. $16.95 each, shipping is $6.00 for the first truck and $2.00 for each additional truck. Mail your check , with shipping address, to:
Will Holt
2186 Cabrillo Lane
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

s-fest truck

 Club History

History of the CASG   written by Don Heimburger (pdf format).


Associated Clubs

There are two  modular groups associated with CASG:  the Chicagoland Hi-Rail and Scale Modulars (CHASM) and Chicago Land Area Narrow Gaugers (CLANG).   CHASM and CASG participate annually in the  NMRA Fox Valley Division's High Wheeler 'at Harper College in Palatine and at the NMRA DuPage Division's All American Railroad Show will be at Lyons Township High School in LaGrange.  We also often  have a small layout at the Great Midwest Train Show
Great Midwest Train Show
3-1/2' by 6' layout at the Great Midwest Train Show

Links

National Association of S-Gaugers
Badgerland S Gaugers
American Flyer S 
Gaugers of the Saint Louis Area -- AFSGSLA  
State Line "S" Gaugers

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WGH Jan 20102Club module layout at World's Greatest Hobby, January 2012.


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