Who Are We?

The Canberra Monaro N Scale Group ​(CMNSG) is a not-for-profit, N scale model railway group that operates in the Australian Capital Territory and the surrounding region of New South Wales. The group’s main aim is to advance the mental health and well being of our members and to relieve social isolation through participation in the hobby of N scale railway modelling.


What do we do?

As a registered Australian Men’s Shed, we provide an opportunity and safe environment for people to come together and enjoy each other’s company and chat about whatever they want. The talk is not always about model railways. However, that does take up the majority of our time. The group offers guidance, advice, demonstrations, workshops and practical tips on all aspects of the fascinating hobby that is railway modelling. This includes but is not limited to the following:
  • maintenance of ​locomotives, rolling stock, trackwork, scenery and modules
  • ​construction of scenery, landscape and buildings
  • the use of electronics and computing for model railway operations
  • considerations for layout​ design and construction
The group has an extensive modular layout on which we run a worldwide range of locomotives and rolling stock. We hold regular running sessions, workshops and attend all the local model railway exhibitions.


Where do we meet?

CMNSG is currently transitioning its operations to a leased site at Henderson Road in Queanbeyan, which is adjacent to Queanbeyan Railway Station. Our schedule of meetings and running sessions is under development and if you would like to find out about our next gathering then please use the Contact Us link and someone will respond to your enquiry.
For more information, or to find out about membership, please visit the About Us page


The Canberra Monaro N Scale Group is a proud member of the Australian Men’s Shed Association