Welcome to CMRCI

Due to school restrictions, we cannot access the school during normal school hours, so we will be continuing with Saturday mornings in lieu of Tuesday mornings until further notice. Any news on this front will be notified here.

Our first meeting for the year will be in the club room from 9.30 am on Sat 15th January 2022.

Reopening After the Lockdown

Following further discussions with the Education Directorate, CMRCI has now been advised that:

“Unfortunately, the Term 4 advice in the Education Directorate’s plan is quite explicit on the “outside of school hours”. Despite the likelihood of very limited interaction, visitors are only allowed on school site during the day for essential purposes.  CMRCI can meet after 3:30pm any day and Saturday morning meetings are no problem either.”

Given that, the most feasible option is for us to meet on Saturday mornings commencing on Saturday 13th November, at the usual time 09:30 to 12:00.

What happens in 2022 is not known.  Hopefully we can revert to a Tuesday morning meeting – we shall see.

As mentioned in the Bulletin, Wednesday night meetings will proceed as normal with the AGM currently scheduled for 7:45 pm on Wednesday 17 November, 2021.

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.

regards – see you on the 13th.

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 Saturday 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 share what you know with
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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

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This page was last updated on 14 Jan 2022