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Model Railway Gauge and Scale Associations

 

 

Listed below are model railway entities that take the form of a Gauge or Scale Society or Association.

 

1. The 009 Society

Scale/Gauge: Gauge of 9mm (scales vary, mostly 1:76 and 1:87)

Area Groups: Informal area groups, currently about 30

Magazine: ‘009 News’, issued monthly

Annual fee: £23 (Concession £20)

Email:  Go to ‘Contact Us’ on website and choose intended recipient

www.009society.com

 

2. The 2mm Scale Association

Scale/Gauge: 2mm: 1 foot

Area Groups: 10

Basingstoke/ Essex/ Forth Clyde/ Kent and Essex/ London Area Group/ North East/ Oxford/ Pennine/ Wealden/ Virtual

Magazine: ‘The 2mm Magazine’, issued 6 times per year

Annual fee: £20 (Concession £16)

Email: info-2@2mm.org.uk

www.2mm.org.uk

 

3. The 3mm Society

Scale/Gauge: Scale is 3mm: 1 foot (Gauge is various including 12mm, 13.5mm and 14.2 mm)

Area Groups: 30 plus area groups

Magazine: Quarterly Magazine

Annual fee: £20

Email: 3mmweb@gmail.com

www.sites.google.com/site/3mmpublic

 

4. The 7mm Narrow Gauge Association

Scale/Gauge: 7mm: 1 foot (1:43)

Area Groups: 10

Exeter/ Lancashire/ Lincolnshire/ Manchester/ Ox & Bucks/ South Downs/ Surrey/ Trent Valley/ West Midlands/ Yorkshire

Magazine: ‘Narrow Lines’, 6 times per year

Annual fee: From £25

Email: members@7mmnga.org.uk

www.7mmnga.org.uk

 

5. The Association of 16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers

Scale/Gauge: 16mm

Area Groups:  50 in the UK, mix of formal and informal

Magazine: ‘16mm Today’, issued quarterly

Annual fee: £20 pa, plus £3 one-time subscription fee

Email: any.questions@16mm.org.uk

www.16mm.org.uk

 

 

6. The British 1:87 Scale Society

Scale/Gauge: British 1:87 Scale (HO)

Area Groups: -

Magazine: ‘Satellite 1:87’, issued quarterly

Annual fee: Free

Email:  Use contact box on website

www.british-ho.com

 

7. Diesel and Electric Modellers United (DEMU)

Scale/Gauge: Not applicable (Models UK in the Diesel and Electric era regardless of scale or gauge)

Area Groups: 10

Scotland/ London/ Anglia/ East Midlands/ West Midlands/ Three Counties/ North East/ South West/ White Rose

Magazine: ‘Update’, issued quarterly

Annual fee: £22 (Concession £19)

Email: Use contact box on website

www.demu.org.uk

 

8. Double O Gauge Association

Scale/Gauge: 4mm scale/ Track gauge of 16.5mm

Area Groups: -

Magazine: ‘The Journal’, issued quarterly

Annual fee: £16 (Concession £14)

Email: askus@doubleogauge.com

www.doubleogauge.com

 

9. The EM Gauge Society

Scale/Gauge: Track gauge of 18.2mm (4mm to the foot) and 18.83mm

Area Groups: 24

Magazine: Newsletter, issued quarterly

Annual fee: £25

Email: info@emgs.org

www.emgs.org

 

10. G Scale Society

Scale/Gauge: Track 45mm representing (in the scale of 1:22.5) continental metre gauge

Area Groups:  22 informal area groups

Magazine: ‘G Scale Journal’, issued quarterly

Annual fee: £26

Email: Use contact box on website

www.gscalesociety.com

 

11. Gauge One Model Railway Association (G1 MRA)

Scale/Gauge: 45mm gauge, including 10mm or 3/8 (1:32) scale

Area Groups: Approx. 25

Magazine: Newsletter and Journal, issued quarterly

Annual fee: £30

Email: webmastr@G1MRA.com

www.g1mra.com

 

12. Gauge 3 Society

Scale/Gauge: Track gauge of 2½" (or 63.5mm)/ Scale of 13.5mm/ 1 foot

Area Groups: -

Magazine: Newsletter, issued quarterly

Annual fee: £22

Email: Use contact box on website

www.gauge3.org.uk

 

13. Gauge O Guild

Scale/Gauge: 7mm scale or O gauge track

Area Groups:  13 UK representatives

Magazine: ‘Gazette’, issued quarterly (also ‘Guild News’ issued quarterly)

Annual fee: £28

Email: enquiries@gaugeoguild.com

www.gaugeoguild.com

 

14. Model Electronic Railway Group (MERG)

Scale/Gauge: None stipulated (Group is for those interested in the application of electronics and computing to railway modelling)

Area Groups: 22 in UK

Magazine: -

Annual fee: £16 plus £5 joining fee

Email: Use contact box on website

www.merg.org.uk

 

15. N Gauge Society

Scale/Gauge: For all N gauge modellers UK and internationally. For UK: Track gauge is 9mm/ Scale ratio is 1:148 (2mm fine scale is track gauge 9.42mm/ Scale 1:152)

Area Groups:  Approx. 38

Magazine: ‘N Gauge Journal’ and ‘Newsletter’ issued six times a year

Annual fee: £18 plus £6 joining fee

Email: info@ngaugesociety.com

www.ngaugesociety.org

 

16. Narrow Gauge Railway Modelling Online

Scale/Gauge: Modellers of narrow gauge railway prototypes in any scale

Area Groups: None. Has multiple on-line forums

Magazine: -

Annual fee: Free

Email: Register online, then use contact facilities

www.ngrm-online.com

 

17. S Scale Model Railway Society

Scale/Gauge: 1:64 scale (3/16 inch to 1 foot)

Area Groups: -

Magazine: ‘Gazette’, issued six times a year

Annual fee: £25

Email: secretary@s-scale.org.uk

www.s-scale.org.uk

 

18. Scalefour Society

Scale/Gauge: 4mm: 1 foot (1:76.2)/ gauge 18.83mm (to P4 standards)

Area Groups: Approx 40 mix of formal and informal groups

Magazine: ‘Scalefour News’, issued five times a year

Annual fee: £24

Email: enquiries@scalefour.org

www.scalefour.org

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