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Latest Convention News

The 2022 National Model Railway Convention in Christchurch Back on Track
Latest news Newsletter No. 6 at this link - See here for updated details


The next issue


See details of the contents of this superb issue in the panel on the right.
On the cover: Rick Schreuder was commissioned to build and complete DF 1509 in 2021, with the unusual request by the client for a Works Grey colour scheme. Photo by Alex Smith
The Guild Executoive advises that due to matters it was unable to control, the June 2022 issue of the Journal will not now be published. In order to meet our obligations to subscribers, the June Journal will be replaced (probably in the new year) with an alternative puiblication.


The Wonderful Story of Baldwin Steam Tram No. 100

The story of the saving of Baldwin Steam Tram No.100. Editor Christopher Cameron has put together the story of No. 100 as chronicled by those whe were involved and who brought this wonderful engine back to life.

From its early years in Sydney, its later years when it was used in the construction of the Wanganui Tramway system, how it saved the day when the power went off, its almost demise in a scrap metal yard; and then its recovery and restoration at the Musuem of Transport & Technology (Motat) in Auckland.

Available now from the Guild website or from www.motatsociety.org.nz - $35.00 post free in New Zealand


Steam Trails: Life Viewed from the Guard's Van

This latest book from the NZ Railway & Locomotive Society is a wonderful story of life on the railways, not from the front but from the rear. Life viewed from the guard's van provided a completely different view. Norman Junge spent ten years as a guard on the Midland Line and his story and accompanying photographs make wonderful reading.


This book is available to our current financial members for the special price of $39 deleivered to your mailbox in New Zealand. Go to this link to order.


This beauntiful NZ Railway & Locomotive Society publication is available 

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

(You need to be signed into the website with a current membership to obtain this price)

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.


The Journal is online - click here


The NZ Model Railway Journal has been digitally archived covering the period 1961 to the latest issue - available on your desktp, tablet or smart phone. 

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 60 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

Our Facebook link: NZ Model Railway Guild 



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