Welcome to the Southwestern Live Steamers website! For those of you that have not
experienced the larger scale model railroading, I would like to invite you to visit this part
of the hobby.
The title “live steam” is given to our large scales, but includes all types of locomotion.
For the most part, we run on 7 1/2” gauge track. The equipment is normally 1 1/2” scale
and some narrow gauge. Locomotive power varies among gas, gas-hydraulic, electric
and steam. Rolling stock includes both freight and passenger.
The track owners within Southwestern Live Steamers provide the basis for our activities.
Do you want to work on a track, ride on a train, build structures or locomotive kits, or
just have a place to get some exercise on the weekend? Any one or all of these functions
are performed by our members.
You can see it is a great hobby to experience without a lot of monetary commitment. You
don’t need to own equipment to participate. If you find that you want to have equipment,
the rate of progress is totally up to the individual.
If you would like to visit a track or ask questions about Southwestern Live Steamers, feel
free to contact our Membership Chair or any officer. If you have an interest in any of our
activities and decide to join our group, I promise you will have a lot of enjoyment.
I hope to see you on a track soon,
Jerry Schoenberg, President