Welcome! The object of the Group is to promote narrow gauge railway modelling at approximately 16mm = 1ft (equivalent to 1/19 full size) running on 0 gauge (32mm) track giving a prototype 2ft gauge or 1 gauge (45mm) track to represent 3ft gauge prototypes. This scale of modelling is big enough to enable live steam locomotives to run on track in your own garden. We also welcome those working to 7-8ths scale.
We meet regularly at:
Merstham Village Hall, Station Road North, Merstham, Surrey RH1 3ED
We are located off Junction 8 of the M25 or by train to Merstham station – and a 3 minute walk. When? The first, third and fifth (when applicable) Friday of every month from 7 to 10pm. See ‘Find Us’ tab.
Our dual-gauge 32mm/45mm club layout is regularly used at our meetings, please do bring something to run. Members run live steam (coal, gas or meths fuelled) as well as battery powered models of internal combustion locomotives. Advice is freely available to guests as well as members. If you would like to come along to some of our meetings please use our our information line on 020 7043 5514 to check that we are running.
16mm members are also very flexible in their approach and few count rivets or spend weeks deciding on the correct shade of black for their latest creation (although we do have some such devotees – read about their current projects in our Oily Rag newsletter).
As a group, we run two increasingly popular All Day Steam-ups (ADS) for 16mm Association members in March and October; often the first Saturday of either month but check before travelling. These attract a number of traders, a second hand stall and a variety of layouts that you may come and run on. We look forward to seeing you there!