About our shed
Active since 1970, we are a Melbourne based community of small scale railway enthusiast and modellers. Our members enjoy coming together to share their passion, hone skills, pass on and acquire knowledge and run small scale railways.
Railway modelling offers a wide range of areas of interest including woodworking to build club or exhibition modules, laying track, wiring tracks, lighting, electronics, DCC, computer systems, sound systems in locomotives, construction of scenery, bridges, roads, buildings, weathering, and even run trains… the list is never exhausted… and that is why model railways are fun!
Waverley Model Railway Club and Men’s Shed is a friendly group of people with a diverse range of railway modelling interests. Our members are modelling and scale railway enthusiasts who enjoy coming together to share their passions, hone skills and pass on knowledge.
The WMRC-MS maintains a number of permanent, exhibition and “demountable” layouts in HO/OO and N scale. Most undergo alterations and refits throughout their lives and there’s usually at least one new build in development most of the time.
Activities relating to all aspects of the hobby of model railways, including layout design and building, model train, structures and scenery building, related electrical / electronic equipment installation and operation.
Operating model trains on our 2 extensive layouts, social discussions and interactions around the hobby.
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— "I've found a great group of mates"
Mateship is an important pillar of every Men’s Shed – first and foremost the shed is a place for men to knock about with a group of like-minded mates.
— “I give back to the community”
Men’s Sheds are vital community investments delivering programmes and activities that foster community spirit and contribute to building a more inclusive Australia.
Health & Wellbeing
— “My health and wellbeing is better because I'm a Shedder”
Many shedders experience improved mental health outcomes. Men (and women) involved at their local Shed report increased self-esteem through participation and learning new skills; de-stigmatisation of experiencing mental health and de-stigmatisation of prevalent social issues related to mental health.
The Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) is the national service provider supporting more than 1,200 Men’s, Women’s and Community Sheds and is recognised as one of Australia’s largest male-based community development organisations.
AMSA was established in 2007 by a collection of Australian independent community-based Men’s Sheds to represent, support and promote the Men’s Shed movement. It was founded on the principle of sharing information between sheds and those communities wishing to establish and operate a Men’s Shed. It acts as a central hub for information exchange.
Facts & Figures
Men’s Sheds across Australia (that's more Men's Sheds than Macca's restaurants!)
More than 2,500 Men's Sheds operate in 12 countries
The first Men's Shed was established in 1993 (Goolwa, South Australia)
More than 50,000 Australian men participate in Men's Sheds