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THE JOURNAL - September 2023

 See details of the contents of this latest issue in the panel on the right.

ON THE COVER - Grant Morrell's model of a Johnson & Sons 1911 Type B loco.

Photograph by Grant Morrell.



The Phoenix That Failed: NZR's Rebuilt G Class


This latest publication from the NZ Railway & Locomotive Society is Jonathan Singleton's account of what happened in an attempt to make use of the ill-fated Garratt locomotives.
RRP is $53.00, however it is available to Guild members for the special price of $45.00 delivered to your mailbox in New Zealand. Go to this link to order.

My Life as a Loco Engineer

This latest publication from the NZ Railway & Locomotive Society is Kevin Tasker's account of over 55 years oon the railway, moving up through the rosters running freights and passenger trains in the Bay of Plenty. He also opted to certify as a fireman and driver for steam excursions. It is a fascinating read.
Available to Guild members for the special price of $39.00 delivered to your mailbox in New Zealand. Go to this link to order.

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

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