St. Luke’s Railway Modellers Club


We are a Christian group interested in model railways. We cater for varied prototypes in H0/00 and N scale with an interest in Hornby products. As a Club we work to develop our Club layouts, and improve our modelling skills and knowledge as well.

We usually meet on the first and third Saturday of every month at St Luke’s Anglican Church, at 3pm. Our next meeting at the church will be on the 6th of January, 2018.  Some of our activities include modelling clinics and attending exhibitions with our Club and member layouts so we can share our enjoyment of the hobby with others as well.

Our modular club H0/00 layout,”Defty”, described below, was dismantled at our meeting of 06 Jun 2015. Construction of a new H0/00 layout to replace “Defty” was completed to the point where trains could be run on 07 Nov 2015 – just in time for our 29th annual exhibition the following weekend. Here are a couple of images. Please note that this layout is still under construction and is displaying temporary scenery. We plan to progressively enhance and improve this layout at regular meetings through 2017.

Further images of our 29th exhibition, taken by one of our visitors, may be seen here:

There are some great advantages in joining our Model Railway Club. As well as having a Christian fellowship with our Club members, you can pick our brains, as we are more than willing to pass on any wisdom we have gained. This way your train set will soon turn into a railway modelling empire… Then you can pass on your wisdom to help others too.

 Interested?      For further information contact us by phone or email through St Luke’s Church.


Our draft 2018 calendar (subject to change) is:

Our next (31st) Model Railway Exhibition has been moved from our traditional (November) date to May and is planned to take place on the weekend of 5-6 May, 2018. Please mark up your diary!

Building and exhibiting small layouts can be lots of fun. Here are members Tom and Ian Carlos sharing a joke as they use their layout to support the Bateau Bay Anglican Church:

Sydney R class (“corridor”) tram on Rosemount Tramway:



Technical Articles (Place cursor over title and click):

Testimony of a modeller

Club Layout description Rev 2

Recipe For a Model Railway

Wheel Replacement in Old 00 gauge models

Modelling in card – Rev 1

Introduction to Electricity for Model Trains_Rev1

Report of 29th Annual Model Railway Exhibition, 2015

Images from 2016 Exhibition

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