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 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 clubrooms at Raintrees, Manunda, 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 01-09-2022 (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
Raintrees Shopping Centre
Other Address Details
Our shop is to the immediate left of the old Lyncraft entrance.
Off-street Parking
Disabled Parking
Public Transport
Heaps of busses go to Raintrees because it's a major transport hub. If you come by bus, walk through the entrance next to the bus stop and walk as far as you can when inside. The food hall will be on your left roughly midway. Pass it and head towards a large closed roller door at the end of the building. We're on the left.
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, 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

We're now located at Raintrees Shopping Centre in Manunda. We're on the left of the entrance to the old Lyncraft Store and you're welcome to pay us a visit. the hours vary, but we're there:

Tuesday  2 - 5pm
Thursday 2 - 7pm
Saturday 2 - 5pm.

We're also there on other days, but we don't have a roster yet.

Although we're in a shop, we're not able to allow unlimited public access at this stage. It's still best to contact us, but if you just turn up, we'll do our best to show you around.