The Steel Mill Modelers Special Interest Group

Welcome to our website!

The Steel Mill Modeler’s Special Interest Group (SMMSIG) is an informal gathering of individuals with a common interest in industrial history, model railroading and creating scale models of the iron and steel industry.  In addition to this website we share ideas and education on steel mill modeling through bulletins, the “Steel Mill Modelers Journal” and our annual meeting.  We also provide clinic and educational support to the National Model Railroad Association, its affiliated regions and divisions as well as historical societies.

The size and scale of the steel industry presents many challenges to the modeler. Our members include former and current employees of the steel industry.  Their experience and first-hand knowledge have proven invaluable to the membership.

If you are an experienced or new modeler to the steel industry, welcome!  We are confident that you will find a journey through our website both inspirational and rewarding.