The N Gauge Society - UK and Worldwide N Gauge
Welcome to the N Gauge Society (often referred to as the NGS) website. The NGS is a non-profit making organisation, run by volunteers for the benefit of the railway modelling hobby in general and N Gauge modellers in particular. We have several thousand members in the UK and abroad, and actively welcome new members, whatever their current skill levels.
The NGS was formed in 1967 by a small group of N Gauge modellers from West Yorkshire, supported by the late Sydney Pritchard, the founder of the present day Peco Railway Models.
The NGS's aims are to promote N Gauge and encourage active participation in N Gauge railway modelling.
2017 Annual General Meeting
See here for details.
NGS RTR Hunslet Shunter
On its 50th anniversary the Society has pleasure in announcing its first motive power RtR model - see here for further details.
Benefits of Membership
- On joining, a membership pack which includes the 200-plus page NGS Handbook and the most recent NGS Journal
- Colour bi-monthly NGS Journal
- Exclusive kits and RTR models for GWR, SR, LMS, LNER, BR and modern image wagons and coaches
- A mail order shop with many discounted N Gauge items conveniently available from a single source - to place an order, go to www.ngsjoin.com
- Access to Area Groups and Special Interest Groups
- Regular Competitions
- Annual Model Making Competition
If you want to see a recent issue of the N Gauge Journal you get one as part of an introductory pack.
Send a cheque or money order payable to N Gauge Society for £1.50 (£2.50 overseas) to:
N Gauge Society (Dept.W)
52 Gainsborough Road
First Drawing of Forthcoming CarFlat
Bachmann have sent the NGS the first CAD drawings of the forthcoming Carflat, our next RTR model.
Carflats saw regular use from the mid 1950s; they are essentially coach chassis with the bodies removed - for both motoring holidays and to distribute new built cars for auto manufacturers.
The version we are doing represents one of a batch of around 50 built in the early 1960s on former BR Mk1 chassis, and largely associated with the famous Motorail brand launched exactly 50 years ago in 1966.
The CAD drawings shown are a "conglomerate" showing various details including vacuum and air brakes, buffing plates, Motorail branding plates and BR1 bogies or B4 bogies. Many of these details are model specific and will not be present on all types.
The model is available to pre-order now at www.ngsjoin.com, and should be delivered in Q3 2017.
See here for further information.
50th Anniversary Celebration in 2017
Plans to hold an anniversary weekend on 13th and 14th May 2017 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the N Gauge Society have been postponed.
It had been hoped to organise a weekend event in conjunction with the Great Central Railway (GCR) featuring a model railway exhibition, unlimited travel on the GCR, and an evening meal on the GCR dining train.
It became apparent that arrangements and contacts with the GCR that were believed to have been in place were not actually so, significantly a location for the exhibition. Despite last minute attempts to find an alternative venue in the vicinity of the GCR, the committee felt that the lack of a confirmed location at this stage was too great a risk.
The committee are continuing to look at options and other locations, including a tie-in with another preserved railway or an existing event. An event in summer 2017 is desirable, although once again, this does not leave much time to organise. Therefore, the committee are also considering moving the event to Spring 2018, being mindful of conflicts with other significant model railway shows in late 2017.
It is appreciated that this postponement will be a disappointment to many members, but it is entirely due to reasons beyond the control of the management committee. As and when plans for the rescheduled event become known, they will be published on the Society website and the next available Journal.
Richard Bardsley (Chairman)