Meeting Schedule, Regular Activities, Exhibitions

Meeting Schedule

Currently meetings will be held at our Clubrooms Halswell Domain.

First Tuesday of the month     - General Meeting, often with a guest speaker

Second Tuesday of the month - Boat meeting

Third Tuesday of the month    - Chat night

Fourth Tuesday of the month  - Committee Meeting


The CSMEE main exhibition is held at Canterbury Show Weekend.  Activities take place from 10am to 4pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Activities include train rides, boating on the pond, road vehicles and traction engines.  There is a static display of models and often other displays and activities.

CSMEE also participates in other events such as The Big Little Train Show, Modelex, Boat Show and so on.


Regular Activities

Train Running Days:

Club members (who are all volunteers) endeavor to run model trains at our site in the Halswell Domain on Sunday afternoons from 1pm to 4pm throughout the year - subject to weather.

Whilst every effort will be made to ensure that trains and other services run as advertised, CSMEE reserves the right to cancel any service without notice and no liability for any loss will be accepted by CSMEE.

Special Boat Sailing Days:

         These are held the 2nd Sunday of each month.


Working Bees etc:          
          Working bees and maintenance activities provide and ideal opportunity to get to know  fellow club members and their projects.

          Advice is freely given, wanted and unwanted.


Picnics and Parties

The Halswell Domain is an ideal place for a family picnic and some people use it for birthday parties and the like.  We welcome that.
There are picnic tables in the Domain and these are free for any members of the public to use.  Please note that, being in a Council Domain, we cannot reserve them for you however there are also plenty of grassed areas.  There are Council toilets and a children's adventure playground close by, and often radio controlled model boats sail on the boating pond.
You are welcome to visit the Domain anytime, but trains only run from 1 to 4 pm Sundays (weather permitting). 

Parties that include special access to train rides can be arranged but can only be accommodated on a Sunday.

Charity events for special needs groups are held from time to time subject to members availability (we rely on members giving of their time - no one is paid).

Contact Rob Wilson Ph 021 816 505 for more details if you want to arrange one.