• 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 (May):

Hard to believe another month has flown by and in these unprecedented circumstances it’s amazing at just how quickly the time has passed. I’ve been using my time working on a few projects I’ve had on the go as well as working on marketing my tours for when we can return to business as usual.

Taking a fresh approach. I think everyone copes the best way they can in difficult situations. It astounds me how judgemental people can appear to be when you need to go out anywhere! As for the club, I think we need to look at the positives here and see opportunities for possible changes we could make, the possibility of growth and perhaps the chance to make positive changes.

The committee and I look forward to hearing any ideas club members have. Moving to level 3 hasn’t made a huge impact and I hope we manage to keep it safe, so we can get to level 2 as soon as safely possible I hope you are all doing well in your bubbles, keeping safe and staying well. One thing this does give us is time to work on layouts and think about next steps.

Kind regards to all
Douglas Mack

News & Updates

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.