The Steel Mill Modelers Special Interest Group

The Stacks

The 2017 Steel Mill Modeler's Meet on August 13-16 2017

The Sands Casino Resort
77 Sands Boulevard

Bethlehem, PA · 877-726-3777

* * * * Updated June 28, 2017 * * * *

Click on the following link to get the latest schedule and information on the Annual Steel Mill Modeler's Meet The Stacks

Attendee Note!  If you want electronic copies of presentations, bring a USB thumb drive with 1GB of free space to the meet!

TheSands Resort is offering a special rate to the group.  However, you must call the hotel at 877-726-3777 and reference the Group Code GSM0817.  Do not attempt to do this online.

Layout Tours:

  • Three home layout tours are scheduled.  Two are HO scale, one is O scale


  • Iron and Steel: the Industry, by Doug Geiger
  • 3D Printed Models, by Phil Burnside
  • The Electric Arc Furnace, by Don Young
  • Setting Up Operations on My Model Blast Furnace, by Paule Lapointe
  • Building My Ductile Iron Plant, by Guil Rand
  • Specialty Plant Cars, by Tom Stewart
  • Forgotten Details on Your Steel Mill Layout, by Will Jamison
  • Preparing an Article for the Journal, by Kim Meyers and Brad Bower

Confirmed Attending Vendors:


Supporting Vendors


Bethlehem, PA local and nearby (somewhat) attractions:

  • National Museum of Industrial History  Wed-Sun 10:00am-5:00pm
    602 E 2nd St.
    Bethlehem, PA  18015

  • Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania  Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm
    Model Railroading Days 8/19-8/20
    300 Gap Rd
    Ronks, PA  17572

  • Hagley Museum daily 10am-5pm
    200 Hagley Creek Rd
    Wilmington, DE  19807
    Hagley Library & Soda Room
    298 Buck Rd
    Wilmington, DE 19807

  • Roebling Museum Wed-Sun 11am-4pm
    100 Second Ave.
    Roebling, NJ  08554

  • Cornwall Iron Furnace Thu-Sat 9am-5pm
    94 Rexmont Rd
    Cornwall, PA  17016

  • Steamtown daily 9am-5pm
    Lackawanna Ave at Cliff St.
    Scranton, PA  18503

Click on the following link and download the registration form​​

2017 Meet Registration Form

Click on the following links for past meets

2015    Wheeling West Virginia

2014    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

2013    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania