Nelson Society of Modellers


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All content is either models belonging to Nelson Society of Modellers members, or taken at our club. Click to enlarge pictures.

live steam britannia 70039

5″ Gauge Britannia 70039 “Sir Christopher Wren”

Southern Pacific #3001, Atlantic class 4-4-2, in the yard after a days work.

NZR, Wab, live steam, model engineering,

Nelson loco, Wab795, and Christchurch Visitor, Wab800, Both 5″ gauge models.

Twin cylinder oscillating engine.

Free lance Pebble Creek Logging loco #44. Built by one of our club members.

88′ Drifts leisurely down grade while some modern ‘hustle and bustle’ passes on the adjacent line.

‘Model Engineer” type beam engine. Beautifully built by one of our club members.

burrell traction engine model engineering live steam nelson

3″ Scale Burrell traction engine.



Small Engine’s Day 2023

This King’s Birthday weekend (3rd and 4th of June) we will be hosting a get together and fun run. Visiting engineers, and members of MEANZ affiliated clubs welcome, remember your boiler tickets! All locomotives ranging from 2.5” to 5” gauge are welcome, but only small 7.25″ locomotives will run comfortably on the raised track. The […]

May 9th, 2023

Night Run, Easter Saturday, April 8th 2023

Night Run, Easter Saturday, April 8th 2023 We are excited to announce a NIGHT RUN this coming Easter Saturday 8th of April we plan to open at 6pm til late Tickets are $2 for everybody please wear enclosed shoes!

May 9th, 2023

Labour Day Open Weekend 2020

We will once again be holding our annual open weekend again this year over Labour Day weekend 2020. 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 […]

September 24th, 2020

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