The Association encourages the formation of Local Area Groups where Members can meet informally, and a number of such groups are in existence. Also, there are a growing number of groups which are interested in one line in particular. This page is devoted to them and organisers are invited to send any contributions to me for publication.
Group Organisers:- Please, as requested, send me additional information about your group which we can publish here.
Richard Coney, our Secretary, acts as Area Groups Co-ordinator. Please contact Richard for details of region and specialist interest groups.
M5-M50 Group. We are a Model Railway group interested in Narrow Gauge Railways from across the World.
From 009, 7mm, 0-14, 0-16.5, 0-N30, 16mm. through to Full Size.
We hold a monthly meeting at Twyning Village hall in Gloucestershire, very easy to reach from M5 or M50 Junction 1.
We regularly have Layouts & test Tracks on show, with Free Time modelling, videos, sales stands, books, magazines etc
All persons interested in Railways (model or full size) are very welcome to come along to one of our informal meetings.
Entrance only Â£2 inc Tea or Coffee. Meetings times start at 7:30pm through to 10:00pm generally on the last Monday evening in the month. No December Meeting.
NOTE: An Open Day will be held on Saturday 10 October 2015, at Corse Staunton Village Hall, Corse, Gloucestershire
Please Contact Nicolas Wheatley for more information, email@example.com
Northampton & District. This Group again includes 7mmNGA and OO9 modellers and indeed welcomes anyone with an interest in Narrow Gauge and its modelling. Meetings are held at member's houses monthly, typically on the third Thursday of each month. The geographical area covered is much as the title implies - anywhere within reasonable reach of Northampton and the surrounding area. A periodical Newsletter is produced. Contact Garry Moore
South Downs. We are a diverse group of
modellers with an interest in NG railways. We dabble in many
scale/gauges combinations from â€œNâ€� gauge to G scale narrow gauge
- although, and of course, 7mm to the foot(or thereabouts!) is
the most important! Our membership is drawn from Sussex and
Hampshire (With associate members living as far away as
Berkshire and Lincs!). We are particularly keen to welcome into
our fold any member living in that geographical area.
Meetings rotate either around memberâ€™s homes usually on the first Wednesday of the month. Our evenings comprise of chat, DVDâ€™s, operating sessions, etc plus the all important food and drink. We have our own newsletter Sentinel plus our website at http://swing.model-railway.org.uk/index.php
Although a relatively small group we are none the less a very active one, providing a 7mmNGA presence at exhibitions in the south. As well as exhibiting personal layouts we have our own layout, Hurlstone. We have regular trips and holidays around the UK and abroad to visit heritage lines, prototype locations and exhibitions.
We also run the well regarded exhibition â€“ SWING each May and a more informal Open Day (21st June in 2014) to promote the Association and our activities.
More members are always welcome - contact the group (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Surrey. The Surrey Group covers, unsurprisingly, Surrey, but also northern Sussex. Meetings rotate around member's houses in Surrey and northern Sussex and are normally held on the third Friday of each month. This is a very active group which often provides the 7mmNGA presence at exhibitions in the south and has its own Newsletter for members. More members are always welcome - contact the group or visit the website at http://surrey.7mmnga.org.uk/
The Trent Valley Area Group hold monthly meetings at the Brunswick Inn,1 Railway Terrace,Derby,DE1 2RU,on the third Thursday of each month from 7:30pm in the 'Board Room' which is on the 1st floor of the pub.The group have a large exhibition standard 0-16.5 layout which we take to various model railway shows.The group also attend several shows with a mini 7mm NGA trade stand and a small demonstration layout,where we publicise the aims and objectives of the association and hopefully sign up a new member or two!The members of the group are a diverse bunch of modellers who dabble in many scale/gauges from 2mm scale standard gauge to 16mm scale narrow gauge and most scale/gauges in between.
Contact:Tim Allsopp 01332 368111
Wessex. The 7mm NGA Wessex Area Group covers broadly the BA, SP and SN postcodes, but welcoming all within travelling distance, the group meets bi-monthly (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov) on the second Tuesday at 8pm. Currently meeting in the restaurant at The Barleycorn Inn, Collingbourne Kingston, Wiltshire SN8 3SD although it is worth calling David Hughes on 07786 411829 or emailing email@example.com first. Natter; â€˜show and tell; and general encouragement to get on with modelling; all scales and gauges (some test tracks available).
West Midlands. Covering the West Midland and surrounding area.
Members' interests cover most aspects of narrow and minimum gauge railways.
We meet about once a month at a memberâ€™s house.
Please contact for dates and address details. Website - http://andertonon30.blogspot.com/