The N Gauge Society - UK and Worldwide N gauge
Welcome to the website of the N Gauge Society (often referred to as the NGS). The Society 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 been supporting and encouraging N Gauge modelling of UK and worldwide railways since 1967. We have approaching 6,000 members in the UK and abroad, and actively welcome new members, whatever their current skill levels.
Explore some of the material here, and if you like the look of us, why not join? Downloadable forms for postal applications are available here (Word and PDF). or use our online system:
Alternatively, why not catch us at a model railway exhibition near you? You can join up, and perhaps even buy your first NGS wagon kit or RTR model at the same time. See the NGS Display Stand schedule here.
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Membership brings you
- On joining, a membership pack which includes the 200-plus page NGS Handbook and the most recent NGS Journal
- 6 issues per year of our NGS Journal (totalling 600 pages of full colour magazine)
- Access to exclusive wagon kits, and RTR models
- A society shop with over 1,900 N Gauge items conveniently available in one place
- Access to Area Groups and Special Interest Groups
If you like what you see, you can join the NGS on-line today.
If you want to find out more about the benefits of membership of the NGS, why not send for our Introductory Pack? The pack includes a recent issue of our 100 page full colour N Gauge Journal.
Send a cheque or money order payable to N Gauge Society for £1.50 (£2.50 overseas) to:
N Gauge Society (Dept.W)
17 Toll Bar Road
Ready to join now?
If you can't wait to gain access to our kits and models, and to the Society Shop, and to read the latest N Gauge news and modelling tips in our bi-monthly N Gauge Journal, you can join the NGS on-line.
Recent additions to the website
- News of our latest exclusive ready to run model
- News of our latest exclusive Society kit
- NGS Shop notes and price list updated for February - March
- Update on Inspection saloon, and extra Snowploughs and Stove Rs
- Area Group Open Day list added
- Area Group list updated to show geographical groups
AGM, exhibition and modelling competition (AMMC) - 26th May 2012
Thanks to the Leicester Area Group, our exhibitors and especially lead organiser John Malpus for a very successful AGM 2012. Despite the glorious sunny weather, turnout was excellent. Both major manufacturers displayed progress on an exciting range of new locos, coaches and wagons. Details of the 2013 AGM are here.
Full details of the winners of yet another inspirational modelling competition are now online. Click here for AMMC winners and photos.
Can you help run the society?
N Gauge is growing, and so is the N Gauge Society. This creates an ever-present need to spread the load from existing volunteers. From time to time we also have specific positions we need to fill
Why not take a look at our new 'Vacancies' section to see how you can help?
NGS wagon wins award
45th Anniversary RoadShows
To celebrate our 45th anniversary in 2012, we attended a series of major exhibitions around the country, providing members of the public with a chance to try their hand at N gauge modelling. Generous support from Freestone Model Accessories, Parkside Dundas, Peco and Squires Tools meant that modellers were able to learn how to build an N gauge wagon kit. There were also loco maintenance clinics.
Details of exhibitions we're attending in 2013 are here.
Wagon Project news
They are here! The shop has received stocks of the anticipated additional Stove Rs. The price has been held the same:
- 50 unpainted models
The unpainted versions are a new idea, which we hope will tempt members to create a livery that we have not produced.
We have recently received further supplies of liveries that were out of stock:
- NGK421 Plain Black
- NGK422 Plain Black with Hazard Stripes
We have also received two new liveries:
- NGK 429 RfD Snow Queen
- NGK 430 Black 'Eastfield' with Scotty Dog
See Recent Products and scroll down for a picture.
45th Anniversary RTR wagon - 50' Inspection Saloon
Now out: 8 liveries originally produced. 6 are still available to order. NGK453 BR Maroon is SOLD OUT, as is NGK454 BR Blue/Grey.
The Society’s LMS Inspection Saloon has been voted N Gauge Coach Model of the Year for 2012 by the readers of Model Rail magazine, RM Web and MR Express magazine. This is a second consecutive victory for the NGS, as the previous year our BR Independent Snowplough won the Wagon category of the same contest (see above).
The Saloon was a comfortable winner in its class, taking 64% of the votes. The next placed model was Farish’s own BR Mk1 GUV with 23%, then the same manufacturer’s Mk1 BG with 13%.
Four of the eight launch versions are shown, from left to right: LMS lined maroon, BR carmine and cream, BR blue grey and EWS maroon.
Remember - These models are exclusive to the NGS, and only available to members. They are not available in shops. If you are not yet a member, why not join us and add variety to your rolling stock with our extensive range of kits and ready to run wagons. You can join here.
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