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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, and attendees, NAMES made the difficult decision to NOT HOLD a NAMES Exposition in 2022. The decision was made in response to the continuing public health situation involving COVID-19 and in coordination with Yack Arena, The City of Wyandotte, and Public Health Officials. We understand how disappointing this decision is for everyone. And we thank you for your continued support. We look forward to hopefully seeing your again in 2023!. 

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2022 Historic Boiler & Steam Engine Operating Course

NAMES is offering the Historic Boiler & Steam Engine Operating Course in 2023. 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 January 15, 2022

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