Welcome to CMRCI

A new initiative will be starting this Saturday, 9th April. It is intended to open the clubhouse on certain Saturday mornings so that children and grandchildren of club members can come along and run trains. If successful, this will continue on the second Saturday of each month. Normal morning operating times of 9.30 am til noon.

A current article in the Canberra City News regarding our club and the upcoming Expo.

ACT Covid requirements are currently:

  • wear a mask and wear it properly
  • maintain good hand hygiene
  • physical distance from people outside of your household – at least 1.5 metres, and
  • check in everywhere you go with the Check In CBR app.


Peter Amey

Updated Covid Safety Plan

Our 60th Year

This is the 60th year of operation in the ACT for the Canberra Model Railway Club Inc. (CMRCI).  We are a not-for-profit organisation, working together to enjoy all aspects of the hobby of model railroading.  We promote our hobby with several events and activities throughout the calendar year.

We have no particular bias to any scale, however in practice most of our members model various prototype in HO, and this is the basis of our club layouts. 

Joining Our Club ?
New members are very welcome and we would love to have you join us.  Your level of ability or experience does not matter as we are willing to share our knowledge and skills.  We also invite you to contribute to our knowledge of our great hobby.  You are also most welcome just to come along and run a train or two on our Club layout or to join our discussions over a cup of coffee and a biscuit. We are located at the UC-High School in Kaleen.

About Us

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Meetings occur every Tuesday morning
(09:30-12:00) , the 1st and 3rd Wednesday evening of the month (19:30-21:30) and the 2nd Saturday of each month (09:30-12:00)

Involvement in the local high school mentoring program occurs Friday afternoon (13:00-15:00)

Click on Club Calendar tab
for specific details


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Would you like to get involved in the hobby?

Would you like to share what you know with
like-minded enthusiasts?

Then join the Canberra Model Railway Club!

Expo 2022

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Our Expo is now one of the largest in Australia outside the major metropolitan areas.

The next Club Expo
is planned for the weekend of
26-27 March 2022

A very rare sight. Three of our layouts in running order in our clubroom. Charlestown is mounted on our member tables being prepared for an outing to Bunnings Tuggers in December 2021.

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Latest Video Link (our Zig-Zag layout)

View the Zig Zag in motion

On train videos

This page was last updated on 7 Apr 2022