Scale Railways Group


NZR on both the N Scale and HO Scale Layout. A JA class steam locomotive in 120th scale (N Scale). Early diesel era on the HO Scale with the Southerner (Christchurch-Dunedin-Invercargill) lead by a DC passing a DG on a freight and a Mitsubishi built DJ on a freight also passing on the other main.  

The Scale Railway Group operate Model Trains on the two large permanent layouts at the club. The members of this group will be more than happy to talk about their own locomotives and projects and help other new or perspective members with their model trains or railways.

This group meets every Tuesday at the OMES clubrooms at 7:30pm- Running Night

Meeting is on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month- (same time and place)

Upcoming techniques/skills clinics (1st Tuesday of the month): 5th July - air brushing clinic (thanks to James Tamis)
Possible future clinics: Model Locomotive Servicing, Model Railway/General electronics, Locomotive kit building

The members of this group will also happily talk to the public at public running days (for the next public running day, see the Home Page)

Scale Railway Facilities

  • Permanent HO/OO Scale Layout, this can cater for American, British, Continental European or NZR rolling stock
  • Permanent N Scale Layout (currently being extended)
  • Modular N Scale NZR layout (including Dunedin Railway Station module)
  • Various model railway equipment (e.g. rock, wall or wagon load moulds) available to use as members on your own layout.


The track side of the Dunedin Railway Station with Dunedin Silver Fern in front to give scale of the station.


Small Electronics Project for starters-

Thanks to John Knight and Model Railway Electronics book (Amos, Roger S.).

Click on the folder image to see several documents showing exactly how to build this simple speed and direction controller.

Recommended Local Hobby Shop: Coast Models & Miniatures

Email: Phone: (03) 481 1410

Mobile: 027 222 9794

Address: 825 Brighton Road, Ocean View, Dunedin, 9035 (please always contact before visiting to arrange a time for viewing)

NOW, New Zealand Agent for DCC Concepts (Australia, the Cobalt point motor page, used on the OMES layouts) and Atlas (USA).

Members get 10% discount with presentation of membership card.


Group Leader

Murray Gibb

(03) 489 8489