The purpose of the club is to promote
interest, fellowship and cooperation among persons interested in any
facet of American Flyer S Gauge Model Railroading, including
collecting or operating.
We were originally founded in 1970 as the East
and West Bay S gauge Model Railroad Club. Today the Golden Gate American
Flyer Club is group of American Flyer enthusiasts from all parts of
the San Francisco Bay Area. We also have members in other
parts of Northern California and even outside the state.
We have a modular group within our club which
displays its modules at various train shows in Northern California.
Facebook page for some photos of our latest presentations at
local train shows.
Every three years we sponsor Flyerfest West.
In other years, we coordinate with the
Sacramento Valley American Flyer Club's Flyerfest West and the Southern
California S-Gaugers, who sponsor S-Fest West. Both of these
take place in the each of the two years between our Flyerfests.
Our meetings are generally held on Friday evenings or Saturday
afternoons at the homes of our members. A business meeting
is conducted but the meetings also provide a chance to visit and enjoy
the layouts of fellow members. Meetings usually feature a silent
auction or raffle and an informal "show & tell" session
which enables members to share interesting items with their fellow collectors. Click on the "Meeting Schedule" above for