Australasian Region

Groups with a Special Interest

Regional SIG Co-ordinator = Spencer McCormack A.F.S.M.

Scratch Building SIG

Located in Loganholme QLD, our special interest is scratch-building all types of models found in model railways including wagons, locomotives and structures.

The objectives of the Scratch Building SIG are to share knowledge and skills in the production of hand crafted models using a variety of materials. To learn, teach and impart technical knowledge with beginners and more experienced modellers in a positive environment to help further the hobby of model railways. Training in the use of tools and equipment relative to scratch building ensuring safe work practices and to plan and develop ongoing presentations, training sessions and projects for the group to challenge our skills. Provide an environment that encourages all members of the group to try a variety of scratch-building projects with support and guidance from the group. To display the group's projects at exhibitions or conventions to help promote the hobby of model railways and highlight the efforts of our members.

For more information contact our coordinator Robyn Taylor or phone: 0427 595 290

Narrow Gauge SIG

The NG SIG was formed in 2000 when a number of people of like minded interest got together to have a meeting about all things narrow gauge. Over the years we have maintained approximately 20 members. Our meetings are held bimonthly at the membersí homes.

For more information, please contact the SIG Coordinator, Steve Chapman

Operation SIGs

Operation is an attempt to simulate prototype operations on our own layout. There are many ways to achieve this depending on the railroad modelled, the prototype, the era modelled, and the degree of challenge the modeller wishes to accept.

For more information, please contact Gerry Hopkins MMR


The Cane Railway (Tramline) Modelling SIG. SIG membership (content provider) is open to any individual who supports the objectives of preserving, developing and exchanging information for the modelling of sugar cane railways worldwide. The SIG's resources of over 11,500 rail heritage photos, drawings, rail heritage and modelling articles, etc., are freely available to anyone on a non-commercial basis through its website Photos.

Coordinator - A C Lynn Zelmer.

N Scale Conventions SIG

NSCA purpose and objectives: "To hold biennially conventions and its associated activities to advance N scale modelling and to provide an opportunity for enthusiasts of N scale modelling to meet and to exchange experiences, information and ideas.

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