Welcome to CMRCI

The ACT lock down for COVID reasons commences at 5:00pm Thursday, 12th August.  This has consequences for CMRCI:

  • Next Tuesday morning’s meeting is cancelled.
  • The Annual General Meeting scheduled for Wednesday 18 August will have to be postponed.  At this time the alternative is Wednesday 1 September, of course, depending on how this COVID outbreak pans out .  Further advice will follow.
  • At this stage the Governor General’s visit is still scheduled, however it may change. 
  • Further advice to follow.

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.

NOTICE: The Annual General Meeting will be held on Wed 18th August in the Clubrooms at 7.45pm.


I know that the number of CoVid-19 cases in Vic and NSW is growing and there have even been a few cases again in the ACT.

The Committee has discussed this issue and decided that we will keep meeting, until the ACT Government decides to change the restrictions.  With this in mind, I would urge anyone who has any contact with visitors from Vic or NSW, whether direct contact or by association, not to come to the Club for a minimum of three weeks after that contact.

Remember that the vast majority of us are in the group which is most at risk and we cannot afford to be exposed unnecessarily.

Stay safe and well.

CMRCI CoVid Safety Plan

About Us

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

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 2021

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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
27-28 March 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 13 Aug 2021