Membership Info

Welcome to the “Gauge One Model Railway Association”

What does Membership Offer?

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Every member receives a quarterly Newsletter containing articles on all aspects of gauge 1 modelling including constructional advice for novices and experienced workers alike, write-ups on previous events and an active letters column. New Product information and Trade advertisements together with Members’ Sales & Wants make for an interesting read.

New members receive printed details of the recommended Standard Dimensions for Gauge 1. A Membership directory plus other useful information is also provided together with the current copy of the Newsletter & Journal to complete the New Members’ pack.

Details of forthcoming local and National events as wells GTG’s (get-togethers) at member’s running tracks are also published in the newsletter. Participating in these is an excellent way to garner running and modelling tips!

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Within the UK there are several local groups who arrange Summer programmes of informal running sessions at members’ tracks. Winter activities may include layout construction, a film show or a speaker on some aspect of Model Railway or Railway interest.

Gauge One is often described as being a combination of Railway Modelling and Model Engineering. Happily the blend of skills and interests makes for an Association with a flavour all of its own.

What is Gauge One All About ?

Gauge One is often described as being a combination of Model Engineering and Railway Modelling.

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If you’ve taken part in large scale (e.g. 7 ¼ inch) live steam or diesel, you’ll know that you don’t just see and hear the locomotive; you smell, taste and touch it too. Gauge One delivers this experience in a carry-box the size of a violin case; an impromptu session on a local group or pals track is just a text message away. Furthermore, “playing trains properly” is achievable in the scale: with a combination of commercial products and scratchbuilding, a locomotive pulling an eight carriage train is a realistic prospect for many different prototypes.

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Here’s what makes Gauge One special:

  • The smallest practical scale for model engineering
  • Superb detail; looks great in a showcase!
  • Choice of ready-to-run models, kits and parts
  • Prototypes from around the world
  • Run in your garden or at get-togethers
  • Scenic modelling indoors practicable
  • Buy or construct complete trains
  • Live steam, electric, battery-electric and diesel-electric traction

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In the context of serious cash expenditure on Gauge One gear being just the click of the mouse away, the current Gauge One annual membership fee is a modest investment! Membership and the network of local contacts it typically offers will assist you in directing your investment in time and money into the hobby.

 

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The “Gauge One Scene” page carries more information

 

How to become a Member 

 

 

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