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September 2019 Journal out now

See details at the panel on the right 

   Dg 767 passes through Katikati with the daily full tanker train en route to Hamilton 

on the Tauranga Model Railway Club’s modular layout.


Model railway groups

This list is a work in progress as we continue to update contact details. In those cases where the group has a website, this can be accessed by clicking on the highlighted link on the club or group name.

Club or Group


Contact details

NZ Model Railway Guild


Secretary:Tony Putt - secretary@nzmrg.org.nz

American Model Railroaders Association (AMRA)


Kel Sherson - ksherson@actrix.gen.nz

NZ Hornby Rail Collectors Association



Auckland 9mm Group


Phil Rzoska - przoska@iprolink.co.nz

Auckland Model Railway Club


Secretary: Roger Woolmer - woolmer@xtra.co.nz  

Ph: 09 624 1626

Auckland NZR Modelling Group


Neville Connew - N-CONNEW@xtra.co.nz

Auckland Central Model Railway Club


Secretary: Mike Johnston - mike@nzjohnston.co.nz

Auckland Marklin Club


Secretary: Philip Sharp - pwsharp101@gmail.com, Treasurer: Andrew Holt 

Auckland Garden Railway Society


Philip Sharp - pwsharp101@gmail.com

North Shore Model Railway Club

 Auckland, North Shore

Alan Godfery - alangrg@hotmail.com

Contact us here 

City of Sails Model Railway Club


Secretary: Philip Sharp - pwsharp101@gmail.com

Diecast Models Auckland Collectors Group


Graham Humphrey - graemeah@orcon.net.nz

Waitakere Modular Railway Group

 West Auckland

See contact for Western District Model Railway Club

Western Districts Model Railway Club

 West Auckland

Secretary: Ray Smith - ray.s@xtra.co.nz

Mercury Bay Model Railway Club


Contact: Damon Christensen    Ph: 027 355 1650 - diode4captan@gmail.com

Hamilton Model Railroaders


Club President

Contact us here

Hamilton American Model Railroaders



Tauranga 9mm League


Terry Bradley - bradley.terry37@gmail.com

Tauranga Model Railway Club


Secretary: Rod Grainger - rod.grainger@gmail.com

Taupo Model Railway Club


David Grey, Secretary - Phone 027 415 0859

Rotorua Model Railway Club


Craig Iddles - iddlesfamily@xtra.co.nz

Hastings Model Railway Club


Secretary: Rodney Cotter -  email rodo2@xtra.co.nz Ph: 06 877 7708 / 021 189 1512

Pokaka Cultural Convocation


Grant Morrell - nzmodeling@yahoo.co.nz

New Plymouth Model Railway Club

 New Plymouth

President - Tony Farmer; Secretary: Bob Schumark

Levin Model Railway Club



Manawatu European Model Railway Club

 Palmerston North

Link to us here

American Central Model Railroaders


Kel Sherson - ksherson@actrix.gen.nz

Kapitit Coast Model Railroad Club


Steve Thomas - steve@thomasplumbing.co.nz

Kapiti Coast Train Runners



Wairarapa Railway Modellers


President: Peter Murray - Ph. 06 378 0186 murrossa@hotmail.com

Hutt Valley Model Railway Club

 Lower Hutt

Don Clements (to be updated)

Marklin Model Railway Club

 Upper Hutt

Secretary: Paul Alcock - 

Contact us here

Wellington Model Railway Club


Russell Postlewaight - russell.unfire@paradise.net.nz

Wellington British Railway Modellers


Chairman: Adrian Howard - Contact us here

Capital Model Railway Club


Ian O'Connor 027 424 274 - crmcnz@gmail.com

Rail-Ex Model Railway Exhibition Group


Contact uis here

Nelson Society of Modellers


Nigel Gibbs - 03 541 9663 / Mob. 0274347760

Contact us here

Nelson NZR Modellers


Graham Venning - robynvenning@kinect.co.nz

NZ120 Group


Lewis Holden - NZ120 Group

Christchurch Garden Railway Group


Ian Galbraith - secy@culcreachfold.org.nz 

Ph: 03 551 2142 / Mob: 027 264 6945

Christchurch Model Railway Club


Scott Rose - scottrose@wmelton.com

Secretary: cmrc.secretary@gmail.com

TrainZ - One Track Minds


Trevor Corrin - riversidemodels1.64@gmail.com

Arthur's Pass modelling group

Arthur's Pass

Tim Marshall - marshalltimj@gmail.com

Westland Railway & Model Club


 Dave Lankshear - runanga@gmail.com

Otago Model Engineering Society


Secretary: Mike O'Cain 03 488 2075 - omes@omes.org.nz

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