Links Page


This page has all the links to the different pages on the OMES website plus outside organisations that also share our interests. Please feel free to browse our website for as long as you like, and contact us about any questions you may have about the club, or about any other groups that we have not mentioned on this page.

The Otago Model Engineering Society is made up of 4 main club groups. These groups specialize in the construction and running of their particular modeling or engineering projects.

The club can be also hired out for Private Events such as parties, meetings, corporate functions and end of year parties.

Home Page
Engineering Group
Large ride-on trains on outside railway

Boat Group
Model Boating on the pond

Scale Railways Group
Model Trains, both HO/OO and N Scale Permanent Layouts

Tethered Car Group
Racing Cars, around the circular track (limited running)

Private Event Bookings
Meetings, birthday parties (both young and old!!!), corporate functions, end of year parties

Members Page (Page for displaying member/club notices and modeling articles etc.)

Festival Week  (Whole page dedicated to our major display at the clubrooms on between annually in early February)

Model Train Show (Whole page dedicated to a secondary Model Train Show display held occasionally)

Club Enquiries/Contacts (joining club, private event hire, club groups or website)

Club Newsletters- Conrod (Whole Page dedicated to the Club newsletters with back issues and links to the editor and further back issues)

All club facilities for members include:

  • Library, a source of knowledge for modeling or engineering projects
  • Club Workshop with lathes, drills and metal press etc.
  • All the group facilities, pond, railway track, layouts etc. are open to use by members at any time

Like to join OMES??

With winter approaching it is a great time to start on a new hobby. Why not join OMES?? Come along to the and see what we do in the club and ask our members questions about our hobby (Sunday open days).

Each new member will receive a tutor (current member) to help them through their modelling.

Phone the president (see below) or come to our next running day (see above) and make yourself known to the members there, and fill out an application form (information to go with application, Note: 2 different pages). 


Club Workshop

Other Model Engineering/Scale Railway Organisations or Groups Model Engineers Assoc of NZ. Objectives are; to set guidelines and national standards relating to model engineering activities and to represent and further the interests of members on a national basis. Includes list of Model Engineering Clubs

Otago Model Engineering Society Inc. (OMES) MEANZ Representative

Jim Woods                 476 1369

Other MEANZ Affiliated Modelling Clubs in New Zealand Whangarei Model Engineering Club Auckland Society of Model Engineers (Panmure) Manukau Live Steamers Hamilton Model Engineers Cambridge and Rotorua Live Steamers Inc (Cambridge) Eastern Bay of Plenty Model Engineering Society (Whakatane) Keirunga Park Railway (Havelock North/Hastings/Napier) New Plymouth Society of Model & Experimental Engineers Palmerston North Model Engineering Club Kapiti Miniature Railway Hutt Valley Model Engineering Society Marlborough Associated Modellers Society (Blenheim) Nelson Society of Modellers

Picton Model Engineers Christchurch Society of Model Experimental Engineers (Halswell) Christchurch Live Steamers (McLeans Island, near Airport)  South Canterbury Model Engineers (Timaru) Otago Miniature Road and Rail Society (Mosgiel)

Gore Model Engineers

Southland Society of Model Engineers




Recommended Local Hobby Shop: Coast Models & Miniatures

Email: Phone: (03) 481 1410

Mobile: 027 222 9794

Address: 825 Brighton Road, Ocean View, Dunedin, 9035 (please always contact before visiting to arrange a time for viewing)

NOW, New Zealand Agent for DCC Concepts (DCC Concepts in Australian based, link to the Cobalt point motor page, used on the OMES layouts) and Atlas (USA).

Members get 10% discount with presentation of membership card.