Changed December 19, 2014


November 2014 Online CallBoy HERE



Membership Roster

click HERE

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





2014 GGLS Spring Meet article HERE



GGLS Web Page Updates:

12/3 Classified Ads

11/20 Library's Club Documents

07/27 Calendar

06/30 Links of Interest

04/02 Library's Photos and Videos



Spike and Rail 

by Rich Ratto




LED Cab Lighting Fixtures

By Dan Swanson


A two part article on the use & installation of cab lighting using Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs).  Part 1 gives a brief overview of LEDs and can be obtained HERE.  Part 2, a 12+ page article dealing with creating & mounting of the lighting fixtures in the cab can be obtained HERE.

A Happy & Safe Holidays from GGLS!


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!


More information can be obtained by clicking HERE.



2015 New Year's Day

Chili Run


A way to "Ring in the New Year", our popular annual New Year's Day Chili run is scheduled on Thursday, January 1, 2015 for a day of running, starting at 8 am and eating, starting at 11:30 am.


For more information, click HERE



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 seen on on the GGLS website 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!



About Us


Located at 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 the education of 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 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 high track loop consisting of 4.75", 3.5" and 2.5" triple-gauge track.



Members Sammy Tamez, Rich Croll & Rick Zobelein