Changed January 28, 2015


Saving History in Miniature


A wonderful short 1:59 video by new

member Jacob Hulbert that he made for school on what he believes GGLS is all about.

To see the video, click HERE




January 2015 Printed CallBoy HERE




2015 Fall Meet available HERE



Membership Roster

click HERE

(Password Protected for club member access only).  Send any changes to Membership Chairman Rick Zobelein



GGLS Web Page Updates:

01/28 Library's Club Documents

12/19 Classified Ads

07/27 Calendar

06/30 Links of Interest

04/02 Library's Photos and Videos



Sight Glass Drawings


John Lisherness wanted to share drawings created by Anthony Duarte which shows how to make a new lower valve assembly for the LocoParts' water level gauge.


Jerry Kimberlin created this solution for the LocoParts' water level gauge problem and also made a few samples.


Anthony Duarte's CAD drawings of this solution can be downloaded from this web site by clicking HERE.


During John's tech talk, he explained the problem with the LocoParts water level gauge and offered Jerry's solution.


The most important idea throughout John's entire presentation was to express that this problem is solvable!


Reminder:  Monthly club meeting

Sunday, February 8 at 10 am



2015 Membership & Round House

Fees are now Due!


It is time to renew your Golden Gate Live Steamers membership and 

Round House dues for 2015!


Renewal information & form can be obtained by clicking HERE.



Stan James


A message from member Charlie Reiter: 


"Fellow members, 


It is with sadness that I must report that Stan James has passed. The information is sketchy but it evidently was sudden. He had been in a great deal of pain and did not want any heroic efforts in his end.


Stan was a private individual, fiercely independent and always ready to help out. He had a great engineering talent and a work ethic to be admired. His modeling efforts always yielded a finished project that then operated as intended.


In a very "Stan way" his passing is in order with his desires fully described the directions of his will are being carried out. He is survived by a sister in England.  


In speaking with his tenant/neighbor she told me that the GGLS is going to remembered in his estate.


I feel his helpful and honorable spirit is going to be missed in our club's future."


From Bob Morris:

I will miss Stan also.  He was a vast volume of information and loved to share it with anyone who was willing to listen.

When asked to update the history of our club for the 75th anniversary he jumped right on it and did a great job.

I'm happy to own a piece of his work.  It is a Little Engines 1 1/2" American last owned by Mike Collins.

I knew he was in great pain and may he now Rest in Peace.



A Message from Ken Shattock, grandson of

our club founder:


"It has come to my attention that our long time friend and former GGLS member Charlie Blake has died.

From what I understand, Charlie was at the mall when he fell and hit his head on the concrete. He was taken to the hospital where he died a few days later on November 22nd.

He lived in Vallejo, CA and operated the Gift Shop in Sunol, CA for the Niles Canyon Railway."



About Us


Located in Tilden Park in the hills above Berkeley, the Golden Gate Live Steamers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit museum whose mission is to operate a large scale miniature railroad, to teach & promote craftsmanship in model engineering for the benefit of our members and to educate the public on what we are all about. 

We run a train carrying the public every Sunday from Noon To 3:00 pm depending on the staffing & weather and our station entrance is located just further and below the Redwood Valley Railroad's loading station.  

If you have an interest in railroading, live steaming, home shop machining or model engineering, we would love to welcome you to our club.  Please feel free to come to any of our monthly club meetings and introduce yourself.  Our club meetings are usually held on the second Sunday of each month starting at 10 am but please check our club calendar for the actual dates.

Our club facilities include 7.5", 4.75" dual-gauge ground level track and a 1,100 ft high track loop consisting of 4.75", 3.5" and 2.5" triple-gauge track.



Members Sammy Tamez, Rich Croll & Rick Zobelein running on the 7.5" gauge inner loop