NZ Rail Model

2016 Convention "Railways @ the Racecourse"

A fantastic event - see the review from Alex Smith in the panel on the right

 March Journal on sale
See panel at right

ON THE COVER - Graham Dredge believes that as real trains spend half their time in the dark, we should also represent this on our models. Ethan’s the Family Butcher is named after his grandson who finished his apprenticeship last year.

"More than just a place of work"

The latest book published by the NZ Railway & Locomotive Society, written by Ian Dougherty
"Standing tall in South Dunedin, Hillside Railway Workshops was a significant employer and generator of tradespeople for 138 years.
Now available: NZ $65.00   AU $74.00   NA $94.00   EU $94.00   ROW $96.00

"Bayswater Harbour Ferries"

David Balderston has just published 75 numbered copies of "The Bayswater Harbour Ferries of Auckland to Takapuna", his second volume tracing the history of the Auckland harbour Ferries


Railways @ the Racecourse

Railways @ the Racecourse - a review by Alex Smith Some people feared that the significant 25th 2016 convention may not go ahead, however all came right when the announcement of the venue and... Read More >>

Issue 393 - March 2016

March Journal 2016 JEWELS - Michael Gee’s 1:120-scale model of an NZR Wb locomotive and West Coast coal train photographed by Grant Morrell. GREYMOUTH TO OTIRA IN STEAM DAYS -... Read More >>

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More than just a place of work

Latest book release published by the NZ Railway & Locomotive Society and written by Ian Dougherty "More than just a place of work" Standing tall in south Dunedin, Hillside... Read More >>

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Membership of the NZ Model Railway Guild provides extra benefits including: Discounted prices on its large range of plans Regular delivery of the New Zealand Model Railway Journal... Read More >>

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Members' Area - how does this work?

This section of the Guild website contains additional invaluable material including diagrams, drawings and photographs.  They have been added here for the exclusive benefit of those who are... Read More >>
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