Gauge 1 Model
Membership is 15 pounds a year and there is a one-time 5 pound
new members. This covers not only enrollment costs, but also brings
new member copies of the Association's wheel and track standards.
The Association's focus is predominately on British railways,
issue has some photos of American or European trains, as well as
from all over the world.
Membership Secy. Mick Mumford
In North America, members may remit membership dues to
PO Box 5128
PO Box 40
Warren, ME 04864
G1MRA web site: http://www.gaugeone.org
16mm Narrow Gauge
Very active organization for modellers of 2-foot gauge prototypes on
0 (32mm) track. Their quarterly magazine, 16mm Today,
excellent publication and features a lot of live steam.
The Gauge 3 Society is an organization in the UK for those who are
interested in building locomotives to run on 2 1/2" gauge (Gauge
They mainly support modellers with scenic railways rather than
Memebership dues for the Gauge 3 Society are £3
£15 per annual subscription. Make cheques (PO money
etc.) out to 'The Gauge 3 Society" and send the treasurer:
The Gauge ‘3’ Society
P. O. Box 7814
Web site: http://gauge3.org.uk/
The National 2-1/2" Gauge Society is more operationally oriented
behind the locomotive and passenger hauling).
Peter de Salis-Johnston,
7 Tudor Court,
Staffordshire ST11 9RX
Web site: http://www.users.waitrose.com/~n25ga/
While SM32 (16mm/ft scale on 32mm track) is popular in the UK, it's
fairly uncommon in the US. This scale models 2-foot narrow gauge
on 0 gauge track. And what wonderful models they are! 2-foot gauge
are charming and accessible in ways that 3-foot gauge "main line"
can't usually match. Modelers in SM32 tend to scratchbuild or
everything they do, so each railroad has its own unique character.
Rob Kuhlman produces an informal and informative newsletter
gauge narrow-gauge modelers in the US. It is distributed in PDF
format. This group tends to use live
and battery-powered "critters". It's a fascinating aspect of the
for details on the newsletter.
c/o Rob Kuhlman
1226 Linwood Ave.
Norristown, PA 19401-4211 USA
Bay Area GRS
If you live in the Bay Area of California, you should get in
contact with the live steamers group of the BAGRS.
The club supports a portable track (40' x 20') which is set up at
dozen times a year.
Bay Area Garden Railway Society
205 De Anza Blvd. Suite 40
San Mateo, California, 94402
tel: (650) 358-0418
Web site: http://bagrs.org/Default.aspx?pageId=74966
This is a "non-organization organization": it has no
officers, rules, meetings or dues. As such, all that the group
a communication vehicle for people to learn about small-scale live
steamups in backyards and the like. Typically, no more than one
per month is sent out and that message gives dates and places of
throughout California (both north and south) and even into parts of
Web site: http://www.p-c-l-s.com/
To join the mailing list, send a blank e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Another regional garden railroading club with an active live steam
is the Denver club (the oldest large-scale club in the US). The live
have regular steam-ups at members' layouts. Contact information:
web site: http://www.denvergrs.org/
PO Box 9256
Denver, CO 80209 USA
Maryland Garden Railway Society
The WVMGRS has many active live steamers. If you're in the DC area,
among many steamers with experience and excellent garden steam
web site: http://www.wvmgrs.org/
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Last updated: 5 July 2011