The handbook has over 200 pages and is issued to new members, the cost being incorporated into the one-off joining fee. It is supplied in A5 loose leaf format pre-drilled to fit an A5 ring-binder. If required, a suitable binder can be purchased from the Society on joining, or, subsequently, from the Society shop.
The aim is to provide a reasonably comprehensive reference handbook for members about the Society and N Gauge modelling. Although many aspects of basic railway modelling are included, it is not intended to produce a full length commercial book. The information contained in the Handbook is designed to supplement and be additional information rather than a substitute for readily available general publications. Nonetheless, even with these considerations, it is hoped that the Handbook is beneficial and well received by our members.
The handbook is divided into the following sections:
- Section 0 Introduction
- Section 1 Society Constitution, Bye-Laws and Officers
- Section 2 Society Services
- Section 3 Layout Design
- Section 4 Baseboards
- Section 5 Tracklaying and Ballasting
- Section 6 Layout Wiring and Electrics
- Section 7 Scenery
- Section 8 Motive Power and Rolling Stock
- Section 9 Society Kits, R-T-R Models, and Accessories
- Section 10 Miscellaneous