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Club Open Night - Monday 7 December
The Club will be throwing its doors open, so come along and see what we do.... More here....

Focus on Mens Event
The Club will be operating a layout at the upcoming Focus on men event organised by the Christchurch City Council at the Tūranga Central Library on Sunday 22 November.

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Since 1979, the Garden City Model Railroad Club has been growing to the point that it is now open 7 days a week within the Ferrymead Heritage park.

We welcome you to this site and hope that one day you will be able to visit us in person to see our museum and club layouts.

President's Lines (November):

As I said already, there is a lot going on at the Club at the present; it seems that all the time we’ve been in Lockdown or running at ‘Reduced Capacity’ is trying to catch up with us at once. And that is not only the case with the GCMRC, but also with Ferrymead Heritage Park. There are several special events happening or arranged, and most of them require/desire our Club Membership’s input. If you can help with any of these events as listed in Arthur’s newsletter, please let us know. The old proverb ’Many hands make light work’ still applies, and of course what’s good for The Park has got to be good for the Societies.

Competition night has been and gone, there was a reasonable number of displays waiting to be judged by our peers. Frankly I would have liked to see more, but overall, I’m happy with the participation. As Arthur wrote in last week’s newsletter, the trophies and certificates will be presented at the Club’s Christmas Dinner Function, December 10th at the Valley Inn Tavern. We’d like to see many of our Club Members and their partners and family on that evening, last year’s Christmas function was enjoyed by many, let’s see if we can muster a few more this year. Please let me or Arthur know if you can make it to our Christmas dinner as soon as possible so that we can make the appropriate reservations.

The last N Scalers Running Night was a bit of a non-event, largely because of non-participation. I realize that not everybody can make it due to other commitments. Running Nights are organized for those who want to, run trains, in the way they are organized at present. If you would like to organize a Running Night – which might well be different to the way, they are run presently, then please let me know. I will try to assist if my help is required. We do like to see as many members as possible to be involved in various Club projects, but please remember RUNNING NIGHTS ARE FOR RUNNING TRAINS, WORK NIGHTS ARE FOR WORKING.

The last Committee Meeting went extra late into the night due to discussions on the proposed updating of the Club Constitution. All Members will be advised of the proposed changes prior to the next Annual General Meeting, when all financial Members present will vote to accept or reject the proposed changes. Many thanks to Arthur and Dave for all their time and effort on this project.

Enjoy your training,