The Canberra Model Railway Club is a not for profit organisation, dedicated to having fun with model railways. We have no particular bias to any scale, however in practice, most of our members model Australian prototype in HO, and this is the basis of our club layout.
We are currently building a new layout and would welcome any experienced modellers or those new to the hobby to help us complete the project, or to contribute to the evolution of the layout as we update it in future years.
Annual Exhibition - 2015 is the 27th anniversary!
CMRCI also runs the annual Canberra Model Railway Expo each year. The 2015 Expo marks the 27th annual running of this event! It is on the 28th and 29th March 2015 at the University of Canberra High School - Kaleen. The Expo Manager is Andrew Lund and can be contacted by e-mail here.
New members are very welcome. Your level of ability will not matter as we are willing to share our knowledge and skills. We also invite you contribute to our knowledge and skills of our great hobby!
We meet on the first and third Wednesday of every month in rooms at The University of Canberra High School (Kaleen), 104 Baldwin Drive, Kaleen, from 7:30PM to about 9:30PM. At our meetings, we hear from speakers on modelling related topics plus a Show n'tell and current club topics. We also work on, or operate the Club layout or have a running night on a member's layout.
We also have our "Daylighters" meetings. The Daylighters meet on Tuesday mornings from about 9.30AM to approximately midday. Daylighters are usually Members with health problems or carer duties or other circumstances that make it difficult for them to attend the normal meetings - or retirees that simply wish to join in the Tuesday morning activities. The Daylighters built the new Children's U-Drive layout and are currently embarked on the construction of a layout to be sold at the annual exhibition in April. Tea, coffee and a good yarn are also on the agenda.
In addition, there are occasional working bees on weekends plus visits to other Clubs, museums, etc as the Members wish. Please contact us for details of our next meeting.