The Club is based in Sydney NSW, although it has and welcomes members from just about all over Australia and New Zealand. It is a family-oriented club, for people who enjoy the hobby of garden railways in the Aussie sun, and for sharing ideas and expertise with other Members.
Run Day Meetings are held at a different members' house on the second Saturday of each month. Meetings are generally confined to the Sydney area or within 200km or so. Membership is open to all who have an interest in the idea of garden railways. Every skill level is welcome. You don't have to own a model train or have a garden railway in order to join. Just bring your trains along to run on someone else's track! Or just come and watch and socialize, and you don't have to be an LGB aficionado. All types of G scale trains are welcome. Some members build from scratch, others 'shake-the-box' and run.
New Members are always welcome, either contact Toni Benton who is our Secretary for further information or fill in an Application Form.
Many spouses attend the run days and generous afternoon teas are always provided to keep up our energy. Each run day has a short official meeting segment.
A substantial (usually around 40 pages) magazine called Garden Rails, is produced bi-monthly, containing reports of visits to members' layouts, various articles of interest to members and product reviews.
Present membership is around 160 families, with around 30 attending typical run days. Annual membership fees are $50 p.a. payable in March ($60 for overseas). If you join part way through the year, the fees are the same and you receive that years back-issues of Garden Rails.