About Us

Welcome to the Eastern Model Railway Interest Group web page.

As the name implies, the club is an interest group, and is not specific to any modelling scale, era, railway, or continent. Interests range from live steam to real steam, diesel, American, British, European and modelling scales of all types.

The Club is a permanently Nomadic group that has constantly been on the move from venue to venue on a semi permanent basis. Currently, the club is based in a small office complex upstairs in Northmead Mall, Benoni, almost directly above the Pick & Pay.  Entrance to the club premises is on the upper level, near the central lift and stairwell.  To get to us from downstairs, the lift and stairwell is located next to the Sausage Saloon, just around the corner from the Pick & Pay.  Come out of the lift and turn first left into a small passage that leads out onto a mezzanine balcony walkway.  Our premises are to the left off that balcony.

The main layout consists of one large HO/OO layout comprising 45 modules with a run of over 55 metres as well as a N gauge and HO gauge Exhibition layout.

The Club also has regular outings to members’ layouts to see what they are doing, as well as other interesting places like Transnet’s shunting yards, Gautrain workshops, Live steam clubs, and the like.

Everyone is very welcome to join the club and is encouraged to come and enjoy our wonderful world of model railways, and check out the scenery too!

The links below are copies of our constitution and our module standards. The Constitution basically defines the club’s mission and controls the club administration; the module standards defines the specifications and construction of the modules.

EMRIG Constitution Issue 2 (12-03-2017)

Module Standards Issue C 2020

New Membership Application

Below is a selection of photographs of some of the modules that are incorporated in our current layout at Northmead Mall. Our members build and decorate their modules to suit their taste. By joining them up with others we create a large layout with the trains running through different scenes varying from a wine farm near de Doorns, to an English hill with castle, to Stonehenge, an American commuter station and even through a tunnel under Mount Blanc! Through this varied scenery you will see trains of different Nationalities running through our wonderful world of model railways.

Swap Meet 26th August 2017

2017 June Swap Meet Flyer

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Swap Meet Report for the 25th March

Written by Brian Dawson. Photos by Brian Dawson [singlepic id=688 w=300 h=233 float=right]It was allegedly the largest Swap Meet EVER held in South Africa! 67 tables were set out in the Northmead Mall on Saturday 25th March 2017! ALL the major traders were there, as well as many new smaller traders and individuals… A large …

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