Useful Links

There was a group of railway men at Mount Maunganui who felt that they wanted to play trains rather than work trains. These men got together and each week contributed some of their income to a fund which was the basis of the Tauranga Model Engineering Club.

Model Engineering Club Websites

Auckland Society of Model Engineers – www.asme.org.nz
Christchurch Live Steamers – www.clstrains.co.nz
Canterbury Society of Model Engineers – www.csmee.org.nz
Hamilton Model Engineers – www.hme.co.nz
Hutt Valley Model Engineering Society – www.hvmes.com
Kapiti Miniature Railway Association Рwww.kapitirail.org 
Havelock North Live Steamers – www.keirungaparkrailway.org.nz
Manukau Live Steamers – www.manukaulivesteamers.co.nz
Marlborough Associated Modellers Society  Рwww.mams.org.nz
Nelson Modellers – www.nelsonmodellers.org.nz
Otago Model Engineers Society – www.omes.org.nz
Otago Miniature Road and Rail Society – www.omrr.org.nz
Palmerston North Model Engineering Club – www.pnmec.org.nz
EBOP Society of Model Engineers, Whakatane – www.riveredgerailway.org.nz
South Canterbury Model Engineers Society – www.south-canterbury-model-engineers.org
Whangarei Model Engineering Club – www.wmec.org.nz

Model Engineer Supplies & Resources

Outstanding animated clips of mechanical devices. You will waste hours – Incredible mechanical simulations
MBM Model Engineering Supplies –¬†www.mbmmodelengineering.com
Bolten Scale Model Engineering Supplies – www.ejwinter.com.au
Mini Tech Engineering & Model Supplies – www.minitech.com.au
Hobby Mechanics – www.hobbymechanics.com.au
Model Engineering Supplies – www.mesupplies.com.au
Institute of Sheet Metal Engineering – www.isme.org.uk
Model Engineer Magazine – www.model-engineer.co.uk
Useful international forum for model engineers – www.homemodelenginemachinist.com
Index for Model Engineers Workshop – www.homews-mew-index.co.uk/
Model Engineer Magazine Index of Published Articles – Model Engineer Index
Steam Traction World – steamtractionworld.co.uk/
PM Research Inc Model Engineering supplies and castings – www.pmresearchinc.com/store/home.php
Free simulator software to test all valve gear layouts. Download and install – Valve Gear Simulator
Useful instructional videos on lathe techniques – Youtube Turning Videos
Follow the restoration of UP4014 back to running condition – Big Boy
All about steam engines of all sizes – The Steam Channel