MODEL RAILWAY CLUBS IN AUSTRALIA


Listed below are the Model Railway clubs active in Australia and seeking new mem bers. Intending new members should contact the club secretary or designated contact member for further details. Clubs seeking listing within this page should send relevant details to 'Club Listing', SCR Publications, PO Box 345, Matraville 2036 or email amrmagzn@tpg.com.au and submissions must be made by an official of the club. To ensure details are current, listings will only be accepted between August 1 and the deadline of October 30 of each year.

2018 CLUB LISTING

NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS


British Railway Modellers of Australia Inc. With 500+ members Australia wide, the BRMA exist to help promote the modelling of the railways of the United Kingdom and provide contact between members who have similar interest. The magazine The Clearing House is published four times a year. Contact: National Secretary Paul Hamilton 192 Bancroft Terrace, Deception Bay, Qld 4508. Phone: 07 3204 0086. Email: secretary@brma.org.au Membership Secretary: Manfred Ebinger, P.O Box 404 Maryborough, Vic 3465. Phone: 03 9741 3267. Email: membership.sec@brma.org.au
ACT: David Leaver dleaver@bigpond.net.au 02 6254 6867
NSW: Rodney Vanderwaals rodneyv@iinet.net.au 0412 514 447
QLD: Tony Weber tonyw@steamsounds.org.au 07 3288 1819
SA: Andrew Emmett aem02457@bigpond.net.au 0401 126348
VIC: John Hartnett hartnett23@bigpond.com 03 9870 6401
TAS: Brian Johnson brianjohnson@iprimus.com.au 03 6249 4061
WA: John White whiteruby@bigpond.com 08 9447 7956
CaneSIG, the Cane Railway (Tramline) Modelling SIG. SIG membership (content provider) is open to any individual who supports the objectives of preserving, developing and exchanging information for the modelling of sugar cane railways in Queensland and worldwide. The SIG's resources of over 11,500 rail heritage photos, drawings, rail heritage and modelling articles, free downloadable card models, etc., are freely available to anyone on a non-commercial basis through its website www.zelmeroz.com/canesig. A C Lynn Zelmer, Coordinator, lynn@zelmeroz.com.
Hornby Railway Collectors Association of Australia. Club specialises in the collecting and running of old commercial model trains. It has a special interest in Hornby trains made by Meccano Ltd from 1920 to 1973. Contact: David Neale 0414309120 Email: neale_david@hotmail.com Website: www.hrcaa.net
Southern Cross Model Railway Association. Active branches in NSW, Victoria and Queensland. A bi-monthly magazine (Australian Model Railway Magazine) and a quarterly newsletter is produced, along with standards and recommended practices to assist all modellers of all prototypes. Contact: Bob Gallagher, PO Box 345, Matraville NSW 2036. Phone: (02) 9311 2036. www.australianmodelrailways.com
The Three Millimetre (3mm) Society. Speciality 3mm scale model railways (also known as “TT”) Contact: Australian Group Organiser, David Batho. Phone: (02) 6765 2612. Email: duambi@gmail.com
US Model Railroad Club of Australia. Meets Saturdays from 12.30pm at the clubrooms. 27 Talmage St Albion Victoria 3020. Bi-Monthly Meeting 1st Saturday. Visitors and new members welcome. Secretary: Rachel Baird 0412 224 398. Facebook: www.facebook.com/usmrca or Email: rachelrabbit1979@gmail.com

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY


ACT Model Railway Society Inc. Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 7.30pm and every Friday from 9.30am at Chomley Court, Evatt. All scales and prototypes welcome. Contact: ACT Model Railway Society, PO Box 62, Jamison Centre ACT 2614 or President: Graham Wright (02) 6278 5226. Email: enquiries@actmrs.org.au Website: www.actmrs.org.au
Canberra Model Railway Club Inc. Meets on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday nights of month, 7:30-10:00 pm. Our Tuesday Morning Group meets every Tuesday of the month from 9.30am-1.00pm at our club rooms located at University of Canberra, Kaleen High School, 104 Baldwin Drive, Kaleen. Club layouts tend to be HO scale and Australian in flavour in both DCC and DC. Individual members model in a variety of scales and have a wide range of interests from scenery, layout construction, and electronics to decoder configuration and computer control systems. Some people just love to run trains. All interests and skill levels are welcome. Contact: Secretary John 0402 945 380. Email:
cmrcisec@cmrci. info or cmrcisec68@gmail.com or Website: www.cmrci.info
Canberra Monaro N Scale Group Inc. A group that meets in the Canberra region for those interested in modelling in N scale. Modelling the railways of Australia, North America, Britain, Japan and Europe. Visit our website, cmnsg.com.au for more information. Contact: President, Phil Hastie: president@cmnsg.com.au or Secretary, Stephen O'Brien: secretary@cmnsg.com.au for information regarding meeting dates and locations for 2018.

NEW SOUTH WALES


Argyle Model Railway Society Inc. Running Nights are held on Friday Nights 4:00pm to 10:00pm at Goulburn Rail Heritage Centre, Braidwood Road, Goulburn. Postal Address: PO Box 613, Goulburn, NSW, 2580. Exhibition Layout: Binabeen in HO Scale and DC control with DCC planned. New club layout under construction. Contact: Secretary, John Proctor. Phone: (02) 4821 6817 or Email: proctorjohn@bigpond.com
Australian Model Railway Association – NSW Inc. Regular meetings are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00am, Friday nights from 7:30pm and some Sundays. A facility fee is payable at the door each visit. We have three large fixed layouts – a three rail DC or DCS “O” gauge; a large “HO” gauge, which can handle DC & DCC trains at the same time; and a detailed “N” gauge with extensive running. We also have several portable exhibition layouts. Our Clubrooms are located at 48 Barry Avenue, Mortdale NSW. Phone: (02) 9153 5901, P O Box 277, Mortdale NSW 2223. Email: secretary@amransw.asn.au Website: www.amransw.asn.au
Dubbo Model Railway Club Inc. Meets Friday Nights, Saturday and Sunday afternoons at the Dubbo Showground next to Boardy’s Bar, in end of bird Pavilion. Other times by appointment. One of the largest model train layouts in NSW. Contact: Bob Ehsman 0472 952 440, Bernie Read 0448 827 201, Peter Stimson 0408 634 124.
Epping Model Railway Club Inc. Meets Friday nights from 7.30pm in the Dence Park Community Centre, Epping with clinics, layout building, operating sessions and general work days. Contact: Secretary Mike Lillie, PO Box 310, Epping 1710. Ph: 0408 817 554. Email secretary@eppingmodelrailway.org.au Website: www.eppingmodelrailway.org.au
Gosford City Model Railroad Club Men’s Shed Inc. Extensive HO and N Scale freelance layouts. Meets 9.00am-2.30 pm Monday & Wednesday and from 7.30pm on Fridays at clubrooms behind Kincumber Uniting Church, Corner of 156 Avoca Drive and Killuna Road, Kincumber NSW 2251 with entrance via Killuna Road, Kincumber. Layouts are operated using a Digitrax DCC system. Individual members model in a variety of scales and have a wide range of interests including layout construction, track laying, scenery, structure modeling and electronics to decoder configuration and computer control systems. Members love to share their knowledge. Some members just love to run trains. Contact: Guy Romano 0417 464 854. Email: gromano@comsen.com.au or Facebook@GosfordCityModelRailroadClub
Hastings Model Railway Group – Covering Port Macquarie, Wauchope, Laurieton and Camden Haven areas. Meets 3rd Saturday each month at Members’ homes, on a rotating roster, from 1.30pm onwards. Catering to HO, N Scale, NSW, Victorian, British, interests. Participate in Exhibition and inter- club visits. Visitors welcome. Contact: Greg 0408 281 908; Dave 0407 936 379 or Ian: 0407 107 589. Email: gneegreg@bigpond.net.au
Hills Model Railway Society Inc. The main meeting day is Friday night from 7:30pm with a Tuesday morning running until approx. 12.00pm. Building 8, Balcombe Heights Estate, Seven Hills Road, Baulkham Hills NSW. Main layouts are: HO American DCC, HO Australian DCC and N Scale DCC. With fixed layouts OO British and N Scale. Both of these layouts are DC. Email: info@hmrs.org.au Website: www.hmrs.org.au Facebook: www.facebook.com/HillsModelRailwaySociety
Illawarra Model Railway Association. Meet on Friday nights at 7.00pm, in our club rooms Fowlers Rd, Kanahooka. Modelling in variety of prototypes in HO/OO and O. American and Australian exhibition layouts. Large fixed HO and O DCC layouts in clubrooms. New members and visitors always made welcome. President: Mike Holden (02) 42976686. Email: info@imra.org.au Website: www.imra.org.au
Marklin Modellers of Sydney. Meets every Friday from 7.30pm at Balcombe Heights Community Centre, Seven Hills Rd, Baulkham Hills. Exhibition-standard layouts in HO and Z. Contact Club Secretary: Peter Aldred on (02) 4733 6292. PO Box 558, Baulkham Hills 2153. Email: marklin.modellers.sydney@hotmail.com
Model Traction Association (NSW). Catering for electric trains, trams and buses - using overhead, 3rd rail or surface contact/APS plus associated steam and cable trams. Contact: Arthur W Perry 3/22 Boronia Ave, Epping NSW 2121. Phone: (02) 9868 5877
Murray Railway Modellers Inc. Meets every Wednesday 7.00pm at the Wodonga Showground, Wilson St, Wodonga. Our members come from the Albury/Wodonga region. The club offers a casual and friendly environment and welcomes new members and visitors. Club layout is HO but all gauges welcome. Contact: MRM Inc., PO Box 953, Albury 2640 or John Harvey (03) 5728 2023. Email: mrmtrains@gmail.com. Website: www.murrayrailwaymodellers.com
Newcastle Model Railway Club Inc. Meets Weekly 7.30pm Wednesday and 9.00am Thursdays, Dora Road, Adamstown. Running sessions and work on HO & N scale layouts. Operating both DC and DCC power systems. Modelling and variety of prototypes mostly Australian, American and British outline. Contact: The Secretary, email: secretary@tnmrc.org.au or website: www.tnmrc.org.au
North Shore Railway Modellers Inc. (NSRMA). Meets Thursday evenings in clubrooms at Collaroy Plateau. Informal running, maintenance and layout construction. Monthly running days are: Third Saturday DCC operation on Dungog plus O and N gauge DC operation on Dungog plus O and N gauge on first Saturday of month by arrangement. Layouts: O gauge-Bullo Dock, DC operation; HO gauge-Dungog, DC and DEE operation, N gauge-Valley Central, DC operation. Also layout visits and to other clubs and Annual Modelling Competition. Contact: President Stephen Buck (02) 9417 3616 or Secretary Bruce Walker (02) 9417 4228. Email: mail@nsrma.com.au Website: www.nsrma.com.au
New South Wales N Scale Group (NSWNSG) Inc. Meets monthly at a member’s home, balanced by visits to Model Railway clubs and heritage railway sites including Museums. Members have a passion for modelling the railways of New South Wales to a scale of 1:160 (N Scale). The Group regularly displays 2 exhibition layouts “South Creek” based on the outer western suburb of Sydney named St Marys and “Cockle Creek” based on the Newcastle outer suburbs. Currently members are constructing a new layout based on the Illawarra area. Several members have ‘Cottage Industries’ to assist Group members model the NSW railways outline. Active and more proficient members conduct demonstrations, modelling clinics and participatory workshops at group meetings. Contact: Secretary Robert Morgan 0418 482 857 or Email: nswnsgmembership@gmail.com Website: www.nswnsg.org.au Facebook: NSWNSG
Shoalhaven Model Railway Club Inc. Meets 1st and 3rd Saturdays at 9.00am-3.00pm in North Nowra. HO and N gauge layouts. Building a new DCC layout. Lots of friendly discussion. Visitors and new members welcome. Contact: Secretary Brian Walker (02) 4441 2422 or 0431 174 013 or email: brondavi@gmail.com
Short-Line Industrial & Narrow Gauge Group (SLING). Meets 7.30pm monthly (weeknights) at Gerringong/Albion Park for those modelling outside mainline/Government N/HO to share modelling skills, resources and Christian Fellowship. O gauge layout, library at most meetings. Contact: John Cheek (02) 4421 2661 or Bruce Parker (02) 4234 0998. PO Box 70, Gerringong 2534.
Southern Cross Model Railway Association-NSW Division. Contact: Graham Windmill (02) 9626 0351.
Southern Highlands Model Railway Inc. (HO DCC only) meets 1st Sunday and 3rd Saturday of each month between 10.00am-4.00pm at Railway Compound, Erith St, Bundanoon. President: A. Birse 0407 145 188, Secretary: M Hardacre 0429 995 023 (Please ring before visiting).
Sydney Model Railway Society. Meets every Monday evening (except public holidays) for running sessions from 6.30pm-9.30pm and 3rd Sunday of each month from 10.30am, (subject to member availability) in club rooms located in southern Sydney. Featuring HO scale freelance Australian layout and HO scale DCC exhibition layout. Contact: President: Andrew Good Pan, 0409 609 211. Email: smrs.info@gmail.com Website: www.smrs.org.au Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SydneyModelRailwaySociety
Wyong & Districts Model Railway Group. Meets every Saturday at 1.30pm in the Club rooms at Wyee on the Central Coast of NSW. The emphasis is based on a HO scale interpretation of the Upper Hunter valley Region of NSW in DCC format. The layout is dispatcher controlled mainline with local controlled branch lines and sidings. The club offers a casual and friendly environment and currently has vacancies for new members who are interested in what the club has to offer. Contact: Brian Sutton (02) 4357 1589, Email: fortapache@bigpond.com or Gary Flack (02) 4393 1634 Website: www.wyongmodelrailwayclub.com

QUEENSLAND


Australian Model Railway Association, Queensland Branch Inc. Meets Tuesdays 10.00am-3.00pm and Saturdays 9.00am-4.00pm. Garden railway, 1st and 3rd Saturdays. DCC running, 2nd Friday night and 4th Saturday. Members information meeting and running night, 3rd Thursday 6.30pm-10.00pm.Club located at 20a Murphy Road Zillmere, beside the Q.R. main northern railway line. General enquiries and other group activities. Contact: Club (07) 3194 8766 (bh) or Email: bruceian58@gmail.com Visitors and new members always welcome.
Caloundra & District Model Railway Association Inc. Meets 1st Monday each month 7.30pm-9.00pm at meeting rooms. Kawana Library, Nanyima Street, Buddina. Contact: c/- Secretary. 38 Vista Park Drive Buderim.4556. Phone 5445 1225.
Miniature Train Club Gold Coast Inc. Meets monthly at members’ homes. Call Secretary 0419 654 630 for address, dates and time. Web: www.mtcgc.org.au
CaneSIG, the Cane Railway (Tramline) Modelling SIG. SIG membership (content provider) is open to any individual who supports the objectives of preserving, developing and exchanging information for the modelling of sugar cane railways in Queensland and worldwide. The SIG's resources of over 11,500 rail heritage photos, drawings, rail heritage and modelling articles, free downloadable card models, etc., are freely available to anyone on a non-commercial basis through its website www.zelmeroz.com/canesig. A C Lynn Zelmer, Coordinator, lynn@zelmeroz.com.
Gold Coast Model Railway Club. Meets Saturdays 10.00am-4.00pm at 18 Kendor Street, Arundel, Qld 4214. Contact: Secretary John Irvine 0438573266. Website: www.goldcoastmodelrailwayclub.com
Far North Queensland Model Railway Club. Meets 1st Sunday of each month at member's homes in the Cairns/Innisfail/Atherton Tablelands area. Contact: Cairns-Gunnar Neander 0407 630 945. Contact: Innisfail-Bert Toogood (07) 4061 7179. Atherton Tablelands-Martin Ryan (sec) (07) 4086 8162.
Hornby Railway Collectors’ Association South-East Queensland Group caters for co llectors of vintage model railways, with a focus on Hornby 0 gauge and Hornby Dublo. Members of our Group are members of the oldest and original HRCA based in UK and which has around 2000 members worldwide. Numerous membership benefits include ten quality magazines a year. Our monthly meetings in the Brisbane region are promoted on the website vintagemodelrailways.com.au This comprehensive website invites you to register to gain full and free access to dozens of articles, photos, TV interviews, videos, for sales and wanted, layouts, history, technical help, links, past and coming events, a Facebook page and a newly created online magazine. VMR website membership is now worldwide and at no cost. Alternative contact: Robert Gorrell Email: ro.gorr@big.pond.com or Website: www.hrca.net
The Miniature Train Club Gold Coast Inc. Meets monthly at members’ homes. Contact: Secretary 0419 654 630 for address, dates and time. Website: www.mtcgc.org.au
The Railway Modellers Club of Queensland Inc. Clubrooms; Buckley Park, Terrence Road, Brendale, QLD 4500. Postal address; P.O. Box 5264, Brendale, QLD, 4500. Email: rmcq@rmcq.org.au Website: rmcq.org.au
Redlands Model Railway Group. Meets the last Sunday of the month at the Redland Museum, 60 Smith Street, Cleveland, Qld 4163 at 12 noon. We have layouts that we work and run on during the month. Other meetings, workshops, shows arranged at the meeting. All scales, skills from beginner to advanced. Contact: Wieber (07) 3820 6595 or Roy on 0416 207 321. Email: redlandsmodelrailway@gmail.com
Toowoomba Model Railway Club Inc. Meets Saturday 2.00pm and Wednesday 2.00pm, at the Model Railway Museum and Display Centre, Toowoomba Showgrounds, Glenvale Road, Toowoomba, unless there are Showgrounds events on. Contact us to ensure access is available. Other times to be advised on the clubs website/facebook. HO/OO, HOn3.5, N and Z scale layouts. All scales/gauges/prototypes catered for. Visitors and prospective members always welcome. Contact: Secretary Ted Freeman, PO Box 883, Toowoomba 4350. Phone: (07) 4638 0397. Mobile: 0490 388 327, Email: admin@toowoombamodelrailwayclub.com.au Website: www.toowoombamodelrailwayclub.com.au Exhibition enquiries website: expo@toowoombamodelrailwayclub.com.au
Union Pacific Model Railroad Club. Meets Tuesdays from 7.30pm and most Friday mornings from 9.00am in clubroom at rear of Holland Park Sports and Community Club, 49 Abbotsleigh Street Holland Park, Brisbane. Contact: Secretary John Pfeffer, PO Box 233 Holland Park Qld 4121. Mobile 0439 435 366. Email: sec_upmrc@bigpond.com Specialty: The large HO layout operates to timetables that involve make-up and break-up of way freights, as well as local and thru-freight and passenger services. Operations cycle through Steam, Early Diesel, 70’s and 80’s Diesel and Modern Diesel eras. With most American railroads represented not just the UP, models must meet NMRA standards. Our layout is DCC operated and cabs use telephone communications with Dispatcher and Yardmasters. Visitors welcome – please contact Secretary in advance.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA


Adelaide Model Railroaders Inc (AMR Inc). Meets at Outer Harbor on Wednesdays from 7.00pm and 1st Saturday from 10.00am. General meeting on the 3rd Wednesday. Large DCC equipped HO scale layout. Contact: Ken (08) 8288 0768 or Terry (08) 8264 0292. Email: houseken26@yahoo.com.au
Noarlunga Model Railroaders Inc. Meets Saturdays 2.00pm-5.00pm, Tuesdays 7.30pm-10.00pm, Thursdays 12.00pm-5.00pm, Fridays 7.30pm-10.00pm. Other times by appointment.at club rooms, Lot 163 Old South Road Old Reynella S.A. Postal address: P.O. Box 707, Morphett Vale S.A. 5162. Telephone: 08 8322 7047 (101 messaging). We currently have one permanent layout, 15m x 6.5m. We also have a new portable display layout known as “Lakeside”. All of our layouts can be operated in normal DC and also have DCC operation capability. Members can run any type of train that will suit the HO/OO scale two-rail track of our layouts. It is possible to see a train from almost anywhere in the world on running days. Email: admin@noarlungarail.com
Website: www. noarlungarail.com
South Australia Protofour Group. Meets Saturdays and Wednesdays in its own clubrooms at the Electric Transport Museum, St.Kilda Road, ST.KILDA, South Australia. Membership is open to anyone interested in finescale modelling in any scale or gauge. We are currently building club layouts in P4 and P87 Gauges. Contact: Hon. Secretary Tom Rowbottom (08) 8255 2648. Email: p4tom@hotmail.com Website: www.sap4group.org.au
South Australian Railway Modellers’ Association Inc. General Meetings (plus activity) held 2nd Wednesday of month at 7.30p.m. Model construction nights held on other Wednesdays. The club has HO and N scale layouts and all skill levels and interests are welcome. Members run all outlines, predominantly SAR, and meet in log cabin and shed at corner of Lyons and Balmoral Roads, Dernancourt. Visitors and new members welcome. Secretary: PO Box 4, Prospect, SA 5082. Infoline: (08) 8411 5500 Website: www.sarma.asn.au

TASMANIA


Hobart Model Railway Group. Meets every Monday 7.00pm-9.00pm. Model Park, Cnr Howard Road and Innovation Drive, Goodwood, Tasmania 7010. HO/OO and N layouts. Contact: (03) 6267 4751 Email: goakes1@gmail.com

VICTORIA


Australian Model Railway Association Victorian Branch Inc. Meets 2nd Thursday each month commencing at 8.00pm at the Clubrooms, 92 Wills Street, Glen Iris, 3146. Other activities include Timetable and Waybill operation, and running sessions on the HO Stonington Valley layout that is wired for both DC and DCC operation, on selected Saturdays and Sundays and on Friday evenings, while the Junior group hold running sessions on the second Saturday following the Social meeting and on selected Wednesdays during school holidays. Large scale train running on the garden railway is held on the Sunday following the Social meeting and the clubrooms are open each Monday for the Daylighters Group. Modellers of all scales and prototypes are welcome. Membership applications and copies of the Agenda are available from the Secretary: Ron Polistena, 1 Loxwood Avenue, Keysborough, Victoria 3173. Phone: 0411 848 630. Email: ronaldpolistena@optusnet.com.au. Clubroom answering machine (03) 9885 7034. Full details are available on the Website: www.amravic.com.au
Ballarat & District Model Railway Club, Inc. Meets every Wednesday from 7.30pm, and Saturday afternoons by prior appointment. Club rooms are located in the old Traffic School building at the Ballarat Airport. We have one exhibition layout in N scale and two permanent layouts (HO and N scales). We are building a layout for On30 and HOn3. Modellers of all prototypes and scales are welcome. Contact: Secretary, John McClure, 53357765. Email: jkmcclure8@bigpond.com or write to Ballarat and District Model Railway Club Inc, PO Box 267 Ballarat 3350
Bendigo Model Railroaders Inc. Meets Wednesdays 7.30pm-9.00pm. Saturdays 1.30pm-4.30pm. Meetings 4th Thursday monthly. 7.30pm. No December meeting. Layouts N and HO scales. 139 Wills Street. Bendigo. Vic 3550. Secretary: Wayne Emmins. Email: bendigomodelrailroaders@gmail.com
European Model Railway Association. Meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month (except January) at members' homes. For those interested in all aspects of modelling European Railways. Contact: John Gilmour 0411 631 420. Email: jgilmour@alphalink.com.au
Hamilton Model Railway Museum Inc. Meets every Sunday 1.30pm-4.30pm. Clubrooms located at the Hamilton Pastoral Museum (Dundas Block), Hiller Lane, Hamilton. Specialising in Australia HO, Club layout Kilmore East. Contact: President Richard O'Brien (03) 5571 1007 or Secretary Wayne Brooks, 37 Foster St, Hamilton 3300. Phone: (03) 5572 4524 or 0418 538 009. Email: vline101@bigpond.com
Macedon Ranges Model Railway Club Inc. Meets 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, with the monthly meeting being held on the third Saturday at 1.00pm. Also Wednesday nights at 7.00pm in our clubrooms at the Kyneton Railway Station, Kyneton. PO Box 469 Woodend, Victoria 3442. Contact: President Gary McPherson 0408 996 541. Secretary: Peter Paszkewyz 0414 240 025 or (03) 5427 1974. Email: peter.pas@bigpond.com
Melbourne Model Railway Society. Operating sessions are on Fridays from 7:30pm. The club rooms are at Auburn railway station, Melbourne. The MMRS club layout is HO scale with six main stations and two branch lines all signaled to Victorian Railways practice. Contact: David 0419 414 309 on operating nights. Check the calendar on our web site for details of the running sessions. Website: mmrs.org.au
Melton Model Railway Club. Meets Tuesday nights 7.00pm- 9.00pm and Saturdays 1.00pm- 4.00pm. West Melton Tennis Club rooms, 21 James Cook Drive, West Melton. Visitors welcome. We have a HO scale layout, and are working on rebuilding an N scale layout. Email: secretary@meltonmodelrailwayclub.org.au and Website: meltonmodelrailwayclub.org.au
Mildura Railway Workshops. Meets at different member’s homes at 8.00pm Thursdays. An informal group of model railway enthusiasts. Victorian and Australian operating layouts. Contact: John Page (03) 5024 5818 or PO Box 164 Irymple 3498.
M.T.A.V. - (Model Tramway Association of Victoria). Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month (Feb-Dec) at 7.30pm at Hawthorn Tram Depot, cnr Wallen Road and Power St, Hawthorn. Specialty: Building and expanding an HO scale tramway exhibition layout, with a 1:48 O scale layout being considered. The club caters for tramway and electric railway modellers. Members model mainly Melbourne trams, together with provincial tramways such as Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong, but are also very interested in any other Australian tramway system. Contact: Graeme Inglis (03) 9887 9367. Email: gin78205@bigpond.net.au Website: www.steeraust.com.au/mtav
Murray Railway Modellers Inc. Meets every Wednesday 7.00pm at the Wodonga Showground, Wilson St, Wodonga. Our members come from the Albury/Wodonga region. The club offers a casual and friendly environment and welcomes new members and visitors. Club layout is HO but all gauges welcome. Contact: MRM Inc., PO Box 953, Albury 2640. John Harvey (03) 5728 2023. Email:
Sunbury Model Railway Club Inc. Meets Friday nights at clubrooms. Specialty: HO layouts Leopold and Tallarook, On30 layout, The Beechy, OO Layout Crosby Stephen. New members and visitors welcome. Postal Address: PO Box 437, Sunbury, 3429. Contact: Secretary Mark Warner (03) 5428 4731. Email: mrwarner@iprimus.com.au.
Victorian N Scale Collective Inc. Meets monthly usually in member’s homes with a focus on modelling clinics, discussions of current modelling projects and layout operation. Speciality: N Scale Australian, particularly Victorian. Visitors and new members are always welcome. AusTrak and T-Trak modules are available for exhibitions. A bi-monthly newsletter is accessible to all members via our ‘private’ Yahoo site. The site also has regular postings from members and other useful information. Contact: Secretary Martin Watts, PO Box 569 Neerim South, Vic, 3831. Mobile: 0408 282 109. Email: vnsc1991@hotmail.com Website: www.vnsc.org.au
Warrnambool Model Railway Club Inc. , PO Box 1221 Warrnambool Clubrooms in Merrivale Drive with a large HO DC layout and a smaller portable DCC HO layout. Extensive library of rail/model magazines. Annual exhibition on the second week-end in January. New Members welcome. Like us on Facebook President Lindsay Bamford 0448605211 lbamford@ansonic.com.au
Yarra Valley Model Railway Club Inc. Meets every Friday 8.00pm onwards at the old goods shed Lilydale railway station, Lilydale Victoria. We have a large HO scale DC layout based on Bacchus Marsh to Ballarat. Every Friday is a running night. We encourage a friendly atmosphere and visitors are most welcome. Contact: Treasurer, Peter Ray 0438 848 564. Email: ptktray@bigpond.com Website: yarravalleymrc.com
US Model Railroad Club of Australia. Meets Saturday from 12.30pm at the clubrooms. 27 Talmage St Albion Victoria 3020. Bi Monthly Meeting 1st Saturday. Visitors and new members welcome. Contact: Secretary Rachel Baird 0412 224 398. Email: rachelrabbit1979@gmail.com www. facebook.com/usmrca

WESTERN AUSTRALIA


Albany Model Railway Assoc. INC. Meets Tuesday evenings with a business meeting on first Tuesday of the month. Clubroom on Proudlove Parade, eastern end of the railway station. Open to the public on Saturday’s 1.00pm-4.30pm and Wednesday’s in school holidays 1.00pm-4.30pm. Po Box 5271 Albany 6332. Contact: Darryl de Snoo Mobile: 0405 187 285
US Model Railroad Club of WA. Meets every Saturday 1.00-4.00pm. Unit 6, 33 Macedonia Street, Naval Base 6165. Contact: Tim Shenton (08) 9456 4434 or usmrcwa@gmail.com. Speciality: Modelling US prototype railroads in HO scale with a large 9m x 15m layout designed for operation with a sectional exhibition switching layout. Visitors always welcome.
West Australian Model Railway Club (Inc.) Meets Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings in the grounds of the Rail Transport Museum, 136 Railway Parade, Bassendean, WA. Visitors welcome. Australian, US and European prototypes in N, HO and G scale. Contact: Ross Parker 0424 658 142 Email: wamrc@wamrc.org.au Website: www.wamrc.org.au