Welcome to Nelson Society of Modellers

Clubrooms and railway open Sundays 1-4pm (weather and volunteers permitting), located on Hounsell Circle, Tahunanui (behind Natureland).

Tickets are $2 per ride, cash only, no EFTPOS. Please wear enclosed footwear.

To check if we are open or for more information please see our Facebook page.

Who we are

We are a modelling club focused on model engineering, model boats, small scale railway layouts and our large scale live steam railway. The live steam railway features both raised and ground level tracks, and we have several layouts along with many other items on display in our clubrooms. For many years model boats sailed on the Tahunanui pond, unfortunately the pond has been unusable to us for some time, however we will hopefully be able to construct our own dedicated boat pond in the future.

New members are always welcome.

For more information please see the other pages of this website, or click through to our Facebook page.

You can also see videos from around the club on our YouTube account.


Labour Day Open Weekend

We will once again be holding our annual open weekend again this year over Labour Day weekend. Local and visiting trains from across the country will be running for the public on Sunday and Monday  10am-4pm. Please note we can only open to the public if we are at Covid alert level 1. Visiting engineers, […]

September 24th, 2020

Members’ run day, 30th August 2020

On Sunday 30th August we had a members run.

September 8th, 2020

New Website for 2020

We are delighted to unveil our new website. We hope to layout all of the key Club and Society information here.

September 8th, 2020

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