AJMRG is a group of enthusiasts specializing in Japanese Model Trains and Trams; most in "N" scale. Our group is 'Module Based', following the Kato Modular System utilizing Kato Unitrack.
We meet each month on the 3rd Saturday at Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne from 2pm to 4pm.
The club runs rolling stock, that is from any manufacturer (Kato, Tomix, Greenmax) and pulled by Japanese prototypes ie. Shinkansen (bullet train), Steam/ Electric/ Diesel Locomotive, Passenger/ Goods, Interurban/ Suburban.
Their intention was to find fellow Japanese model railway enthusiasts to participate with them in the enjoyment and fun.
The Kato modular system was enlisted using the Kato Unitrack (which at the time was the only track available). The group became known as Australian Japanese Model Railway Group.
The main outcome of the Box Hill exhibition was more members joining the Japanese Model Railway Group. Appreciation of the show by all visitors to the Japan festival, gave encouragement to the club. Boys, girls, mums and dads watching the trains, filled the exhibition room throughout the day.
Interests of the club expanded in 2007 to take in ‘Z’ and ‘HO’ gauge tracks, as membership of the club grew. New members using those gauges were then able to contribute to exhibition layouts.
With the continuing success at Box Hill, the club began exhibiting at model railways shows in and around Melbourne and has always attracted great interest. The club is now considering showing at some interstate model railway exhibitions.