A model railway layout is a scaled-down version of a
complete railway environment, including the track,
scenery, and associated structures. The MMRC has
created a number of club layouts over the years. These
were built by members on club nights and the
occasional weekends, with some parts being done by
members at home.
Model building is central to the hobby and involves
working with metal, wood or plastic. The level of
difficulty can range from assembling a simple kit-set to
constructing the entire model from scratch. Model
building is undertaken at all levels in the club.
Some examples of models constructed by club
members are shown in the photograph above.
The award winning station building was built from plastic
sheets by Richard Bruce and is based on Atherton
station in the English Midlands.
The model of the LNER green Gresley P2 locomotive
was built from a white metal kit by David Kingsley. David
also built the carriages in the train.
The club gives members the opportunity to learn or
improve their model making skills with practical
workshop sessions and participation in club projects.
Palmerston North Model Engineering Club
The New Zealand Association of Model Railway Clubs
Geoff's Model Shop Wanganui