Cairns Model Railway Club

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About Us
Club Name
Cairns Model Railway Club
Type of Club
The Cairns Model Railway Club Inc (CMRC) was formed in 2018 to foster the interest in and development of model railways and associated model making.

Since inception the club has been donated an HO shunting layout, an N scale layout which replicates an industrial town in the north of England and two large HO Layouts.

The club has close connections with the National Model Railway Association (NMRA) which enables it to provide a public liability insurance for the club and its members when on official club business (i.e. meetings, public gatherings, etc). All members of CMRC are required to also be members of NMRA to achieve this.

The club holds informal meetings every Thursday evening (5.00pm) and a formal monthly meeting on the third Sunday of each month (10.30am) at it’s interim clubroom, to which all visitors and prospective members are welcome.
Model Railroading
Train Operation
Model Building
Laser Cutting
3D Printing
Formal Meetings: 3rd Sunday of each month at 10-30 am.
Social Meetings: Thursday Evenings
Casual meetings: By appointment
30 as at 01-01-2022 (Approx)
Year of Inauguration
Days Open
3rd Sunday of each month, every Thursday evening - Other times as requested
Opening Hours
As above, but phone us to see if someone is there.
Facilities Offered
Club Rooms - Tea, Coffee provided ($2 weekly amenities fee requested) $5 for Monthly meeting. Includes Sausage Sizzle
Social area.
Library - DVD's, Magazines, Books.
- Computerised DCC HO Layout. (European theme)
- N Scale exhibition layout (DCC and DC).
- Large HO DC portable layout.*
- Large DCC/DCC layout working, but under development.
N Scale DC Layouts

* Privately owned but members can use it.

Disabled Facilities
Street Address
Please contact us for current location.
Off-street Parking
Disabled Parking
How To Contact us
Club's Postal Address
Clubhouse Phone
0419 712 342 or 04 100 42 114
Club's Email Address
President (Phone)
John King 04 100 42 114
Secretary (Phone)
John Neander
Facebook Site
Web Site
This is our official web site.
Memberships Available
Full Member
Age Limit
12 plus. Minors must be accompanied by an adult supervisor.
Men, Women, Family, Girls, Boys
Membership Fees
Annual Fee, Capitation Fee, Weekly Usage Fee
Dress Code
Neat Casual - Covered Footwear
Reciprocal Rights
Other Membership Details
No Smoking or alcohol.
Covid Restrictions as they apply on the day.
Latest News

Please watch this space for news about our latest activities. The Club is currently operating in accordance with Queensland Government Covid-19 regulations.

Members and guests must advise us in advance that they wish to attend on a given day. They must sign in and out and supply a valid phone number, or email address each time they attend. We supply disposable cups for tea or coffee and you must use the supplied hand sanitiser before you enter the building. Social distancing rules apply.

It's a legislative requirement that you don't attend meetings or gatherings if you have symptoms of a cold, flu or other respiratory problems. 

Our Thursday evening meetings are very casual. We discuss a wide range of topics and focus on assisting newbies to overcome problems however trivial they may seem.