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Latest issue out next week

On the cover:
Tony Putt modelled a work stained fruit salad DSC 2462 in 1:64 scale. 
It was captured awaiting it’s next task in the night time coal mine yard lights by Alex Smith.

See the panel on the right for what's inside


The latest NZ Railway & Locomotive Society publication is available now 

- with a special discounted price for members of the NZ Model Railway Guild - CLICK HERE

(You need to bhe signed in to the website with a current membership)

The complete story of NZR’s most powerful conventional steam locomotive class has been documented. Author Jonathan Shingleton details the operational constrictions of the Midland line, history leading up to the development of the KB class.

Complementing the text is a lavish selection of black and white and colour images from the era. A4 portrait format, 157 black and white and 55 colour photographs, tables, three diagrams and map. 272 pages, hardbound.

RRP $69.00 from NZ Railway & Locomotive Society. Special discounted price $52.50 NZ Model Railway Guild members, post free in New Zealand. For Australian members the price is $67.50 delivered.


  Graham Stewart's final book will be available in mid-October with a special discounted price for members of the NZ Model Railway Guild - see panel at right or click this link.

It is astonishing to realise that there are still amost 100 trams still around - 85 original New Zealand trams and a bunch of imports from Australia. Graham has detailed the existence of all these trams with excellent coverage of those still running in Museums and also in the streets of Auckland and Christchurch.

RRP $49.00 from NZ Railway & Locomotive Society. Special discounted price $40.00 to NZ Model Railway Guild members. Post free in New Zealand (Contact Us here for overseas shipping costs). 



The Journal is online - click here


The NZ Model Railway Journal has been digitally archived covering the period 1977 to the latest issue - available on your desktp, tablet or smart phone. The archive is accessible from the Home page of our website and will be live with the despatch of the September 2020 issue from the printers. (The Archive is being extended back to 1962 shortly.)

Don't worry, this is not a replacement for your printed magazine delivered to you by post each quarter.

The Journal archive is a digital copy of every magazine which enables you to access over 40 years' worth of extraordinary content focussed on New Zealand railways and New Zealand railway modelling. The archive is accessible by members of the Guild, those with a current paid subscription. 

You are able to flick through every edition, you can expand any page  for closer reading and examination of photographs, and you are able to download individual pages for your own modelling purposes.

We are delighted to bring this exciting service to our members.

Your Guild Executive

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