• Welcome!

    Welcome to the Garden City Model Railroad Club


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.

Presidents Lines (August):

Well it is that time again, the end of July and into August we go. The year is moving on very fast, but I guess that is because we are all busy with, work, family and general life stuff and how it can take up our time in one way or another.

I would like to take the time to thank you all for taking part of the survey that we asked you to fill out for feedback on the club, a plan for the future has now started to move us forward over the next 5 years. However, this is not the end of it, if you feel you want to add more ideas or have project you would to get started then do not be shy to step forward and get started.

Ferrymead this month has now started the first of the month night markets which will run through to the end of day light saving next year, please make a note of this as we will be having the club open on these Saturday nights and offing layout tours, train running for the public and the club’s displays will promoting club at the night market. Also, before the end of the year and on a Night Market Saturday looking at doing a 24-hour running weekend was thinking maybe November or December...

I have been working on a day trip to Pleasant Point Railway. Once the weather warms up, this will include a train ride, a lunch and return to Christchurch.

Also, we are looking into having a 24-hour running weekend starting on a Saturday at noon and finishing noon on Sunday the next day, was thinking we will have a Sunday roast lunch to finish off the weekend keep an eye out for details coming soon.

Thank you all for your help on keeping the club going in a positive way forward and lets enjoy August 2020.

Kind regards to all
Douglas Mack

News & Updates

9th June 2020
The Clubrooms are now open, business as usual

8th June 2020
Tonight John is giving a talk on weathering at 7:30pm

23rd March 2020 (closed)
The Clubrooms are closed till further notice

6-12th June 2020 (cancelled)
East Coast Rail Excursion

9-10th May 2020 (cancelled)
Dunedin Model Train Show

21st March 2020 (cancelled)
Nelson Model Railway Exhibition 2020
Stoke Memorial Hall - $2 entry fee

December 2019
Open-night 2nd December - We'll be running every layouts during the open-night.