Chicagoland Association of S Gaugers, Lionel Ambassador and home to 65 members is located in Hinsdale, IL.
An S – Gauge club for over 39 years, the Chicagoland Association of S Gaugers have been running/displaying Lionel American Flyer equipment on average 9 shows a year. They promote the model railroad hobby and educate the public on model railroading, scening construction, S Gauge Hi-Rail and scale and Lionel conventional and Legacy operation and benefits. The club has several outings per year to musesums, layouts and full scale train events. They rotate with 3 other S Gauge clubs hosting the Fall S Fest event in October.
July 11, 2015 Recap:The Chicagoland Association of S Gaugers participated in the Lionel Operating Train Society (LOTS) event on July 11 with other Lionel O Gauge clubs held at Pheasant Run resort in St. Charles, IL.
The event was a swap meet, as well as, a layout of displays for the public where the club set up a 4’ x 6’ layout. A couple of hundred people attended the event!
Chicagoland Association of S Gaugers at The Great Midwest Train Show – September 13, 2015 at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton, IL.
Five total buildings of vendors in all – the CASG were located
in building 4.
March 05-06 Recap:
Lots of fun at the High Wheeler ‘16 at Harper College in Palatine, IL
June 5, 2016 - The CASG attends the Great Midwest Train Show!
else have the Ambassador’s been up to? Check out their product review videos on
new and old product below:
View Video Review of Lionel's Pere Marquette FlyerChief S Scale Berkshire
Pere Marquette FlyerChief S Scale Berkshire Steam Locomotive)
Lionel Ambassador Review of Lionel/AF Steam Sound Cars
Need sound for your older Steam Locomotives?
Well Lionel offers two great steam sound cars; medium steam 6-48870
Great Northern and big steam sounds 6-48871
ERIE as seen in the 2015 and the 2016 Lionel/AF catalogs. Both cars, as with the diesel sound cars reviewed earlier, can run on any AC powered S Gauge layout, Legacy, or TMCC operating in conventional mode. All feature die cast metal trucks, brake wheel, simulated roof detail and ladders, operating knuckle couplers, great graphics and card data. The choo-choo sounds, bells and whistles can be heard when power is applied to the track. If power is supplied by a modern transformer the bell and whistle buttons are most likely provided. If using an older transformer, Lionel sound activation buttons should be used. These can be attained from Lionel service if needed. See instructions for correct hookup. The sound electronics are located in the box car. A connection for a 9 Volt battery is provided to keep the sounds alive when passing over dirty track, switches or directional state changes as well as true shutdown sounds when the power is removed from the track. The battery is connected and placed inside the box car door. See instruction for correct placement. Have fun with the full steam sounds with your older locomotives.
See the video on CASG Facebook or
CASG Youtube or our website for operation and further details.
View Video Review of Lionel's Southern Pacific S Gauge Streamliner 2-Packs 6-47915, 6-47912 and 6-47918
Southern Pacific S Gauge American Flyer Streamliner Diner & Vista Dome 2-Pack)
Southern Pacific S Gauge American Flyer Streamliner Coach 2-Pack)