Who are we?

Active since 1970, we are a Melbourne based community of small scale railway enthusiast and modellers. Our members enjoy coming together to share their passion, hone skills, pass on and acquire knowledge and run small scale railways.

Railway modelling offers a wide range of areas of interest including woodworking to build club or exhibition modules, laying track, wiring tracks, lighting, electronics, DCC, computer systems, sound systems in locomotives, construction of scenery, bridges, roads, buildings, weathering, and even run trains… the list is never exhausted… and that is why model railways are fun!

Club rooms

Our large club rooms are located near Dandenong in Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs.

Facilities include:

  • Extensive permanent HO/OO and N scale, DCC controlled, layouts
  • Construction and storage areas for new and existing demountable layouts
  • Meeting room, administrative office, library and storage rooms
  • Kitchen and toilet facilities
  • Off-street car parking


The WMRC maintains a number of permanent, exhibition and demountable layouts in HO/OO and N scale. Most undergo alterations and refits throughout their lives and there’s usually at least one new build in development most of the time.

Layouts are usually themed on historical time periods and locations across the world.

As its name suggests Victoria Bridge is themed on regional Victoria, Mystic & Oblivion is based on the central-north of continental North America while Chadderton is distinctly British.