Welcome to the “Gauge One Model Railway Association”
To join us: Click here for a joining form
(and you can then print the form)
Renew your subscription:– click here
US Members can Join or Renew by clicking here…
What does Membership Offer?
Every member receives a quarterly Newsletter (a sample is here at this link) 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!
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.
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.
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
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.
Gauge One Model Railway Association (G1MRA) Applications for Membership:
(this page updated 20th Nov 2021)
UK and European (EU and non-EU) residents
Note all membership transactions are being handled by our Membership officer at the address below:-
G1MRA Membership, PO Box 363, Trimdon Station, TS29 6YU
Tel: 07547 804142
Rest of the World – ROW (except US residents)
Rest of the World subscription : £36
If you are a ROW, you will need to send an email with your name and address to the membership coordinator in your part of the world to begin your membership application. The e-mail contact addresses are listed below.
In reply, a membership application form with mailing address will be e-mailed to you, for you to complete and mail, with details of how to pay the annual subscription of £36. ROW members ONLY also have the option of paying with PayPal. Mention this in your e-mail if you wish to use this service.
Note: US residents have a different process to follow; they should complete and mail the Gauge One Membership Form for US residents below:
ROW residents: here are the Membership Co-ordinators
ROW subscriptions contact list with e-mail addresses,
Australia – Ross Lamont: firstname.lastname@example.org
Canada – David Morgan-Kirby: email@example.com
New Zealand – Geoff Hallam:firstname.lastname@example.org
USA contact: email@example.com
US residents wishing to join G1MRA or renew their subs – click here.
After printing out and completing the form, snailmail it with your check to Ernie Noa’s address (given at the top of the form).
USA subscriptions for 2022
The subscription for USA members is $51.00 for 2022, and is due 2 January 2022. Renewal forms can be found on the G1MRA website at: https://www.g1mra.com/contact/
Please send your renewal form, and a check made out to ‘Ernie Noa G1MRA USA membership’, to:
G1MRA – USA, c/o Ernie Noa, 4009 Freedom Blvd., Champaign, IL 61822
USA contact: firstname.lastname@example.org