Starting 2018, we are excited to offer membership renewals and new memberships by credit/debit card, PayPal, check or cash. If paying by card or Paypal, there will be a $2.50 transaction fee which is added to the membership cost. The credit/debit or PayPal buttons are near the bottom of this page. You can still pay by check or cash if you prefer.
If you are paying online, please be sure to download, print and sign an updated membership application (PDF) to bring on your next visit to the track. If you prefer, you can mail your updated membership application to the club address:
           Chattanooga Society of Model Engineers, Inc.
           PO Box 642
           Dunlap, TN 37327
The membership year is from February 1st through January 31st. Late renewals still pay for a full year. Please note that qualified children that are under 18 and living with you. Each family member 16 or older that wishes to vote must be a regular member and use separate application for regular membership. You must be a regular member to vote, store equipment on-site and have unlimited access to club and railroad facilities. All others may come with regular members or on scheduled days. Spouse and children rates apply with regular or associate members. New members pay for the full year if joining prior to the Fall Meet.
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Membership Class Annual Dues Description
(Age 18+)
  • Complete railroad access following the property owner guidelines
  • Membership newsletter recipient and "member only" access
  • May operate club owned trains after qualifing
  • May rent available storage space
  • Voting member on all matters before membership
  • Eligible to hold office or chair committees
  • Age 16-17 requires a parent or guardian co-signer
  • Associate $60
  • Access to property only with a regular member or on a scheduled day
  • Membership newsletter recipient and "member only" access
  • Non voting member
  • May not store trains on property
  • Spouse $20
  • Spouse of a regular or associate member
  • Access to property only with a regular member
  • Non voting member
  • Child $20
  • Child under 18 living at home with regular or associate member
  • Access to property only with member, parent or regular member acting as responsible guardian
  • Age 15-17 may operate trains alone after exam and orientation
  • Engineers 14 and under must have adult engineer on train
  • Family $130
  • One regular member plus a spouse and all children under 18 living at home
  • This membership class is best for families with three or more children
  • If you wish to pay for your membership via credit/debit card or PayPal, please use the following pulldown menus and buttons:
    Membership Type
    Spouse and Children
    Spouse Name:
    Children Names
    Fee Donation
    Membership Application (PDF)
    Print the membership application, complete and mail to address on application.