• 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 (July):

Once again, we have come to the end another month, now we are in July and in the middle of winter but past the shortest day we can look forward Spring. Summer will be here just as quick as we have got to mid-2020.

New Zealand has been in level 1 for over 4 weeks and as the rest of the World is somewhat not doing as well as we are in keeping COIVD 19 under control. While New Zealand has done well, we should keep an eye what is happening around World for our own personal safety, for your friends and your family. It would pay us to keep distancing and hygiene levels up particularly around people we don’t know.

At the Garden City Model Railroad, we are still moving head-on to creating a stronger Club - check out reports from club members John and Karl on the latest updates on the N and HO Scale layouts and their running nights held in the month of June.

We also want all of you to take so some time to put pen to paper and fill out our survey on the future planning for the Club, a plan going forward in the right direction which we are all happy with. The next social event for the club is on the 12th July which is a Sunday. We are off to The Fishman’s Wharf in Lyttleton for a mid-winter dinner on the water front in the port village of Lyttleton. Let’s not forget the working bee on Saturday 11th July.

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.

Overall, we are moving forward; new members are joining, and activity has returned to the club with work on all the number of projects that are ongoing or about to finish ... of course if there is something that you are interested in getting started please come forward and get it started. Bye for now and see you soon.

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.