The 7mm Narrow Gauge Association aims to encourage the modelling of
narrow gauge railways at a scale of or around 7mm to 1 foot (1:43)

Our Annual Exhibition

7mm NGA exhibition

Come and see some of the finest narrow gauge models in or about 7mm to 1 ft scale at our Annual Exhibition in Burton Upon Trent..

The 2020 Exhibition due to have been held on Saturday 13 June at Burton upon Trent Town Hall has, for obvious reasons, been cancelled.

Our next Exhibition will be on Saturday 5 June 2021 and will, as usual, combine a wide range of superb layouts, display models, demonstrations and traders.

The annual competitions for members will take place and the Association AGM will be held at 14:00 during the Exhibition.

More details will be found here when they are available.




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Members are hereby notified that the Annual General Meeting, scheduled for Saturday 13th June 2020, has been summarily adjourned. 

The Covid19 pandemic and consequent restrictions upon movement and gatherings imposed by HM Government have created a situation of force majeure (Govt. regulations, venue unavailable & no prospect of meeting being quorate) under which the Committee’s Executive have no other option. 

Article 5.7 of the Association’s Constitution defines the Executive as the Chairman, Secretary & Treasurer.   

Articles 6.3, 6.4, 6.5 and 6.6 of the Association’s Constitution govern the General Meeting processes, including adjournment if a quorum cannot be obtained. 

The Executive has also decided that the adjourned 2020 AGM will be reconvened at 2pm on Saturday 5th June 2021, at Burton upon Trent Town Hall. The adjourned 2020 AGM will be followed, immediately, by the 2021 AGM. Notices and Agendas for both meetings will be published according to the timetable set out in Articles 6.3 & 6.4.  

2020 Agenda Items.

5.  The resolution proposed under Item 5 remains on the table and your thoughts and comments are still very welcome.  Please address them to  The sub-committee established to investigate a possible change of legal entity will continue their work, with the aim of bringing a firm recommendation to the 2021 AGM.

7.  The Treasurer reports that the Accounts for 2019 have been approved by the Independent Examiner, Gordon Gravett.  The Accounts and the Examiner’s statement will be published in the next Narrow News, and in the Members’ section of the Association website, at the same time.  Formal approval will still be required at the adjourned AGM.

9.   As no other nominations were received for elected and appointed positions, the incumbent officers are re-elected and will continue in post, with two exceptions. Gary Burke will retire as Membership Secretary and Neil Smith will retire as Chairman.  Adrian Gray will take over as Chairman. Neil’s offer to continue to serve as Sales Officer (Modelling Goods) has been gratefully accepted. A list of officers serving until the 2021 AGM will also be published in the Members’ section of the Association website at the same time as this notice is published.   

Steve Cobb


8th April 2020.

Article 5.7

The three senior Committee members, Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer, shall form an Executive Committee who, acting in concert and only when the urgency demands, may ... take such other executive action as may be deemed necessary for the continued running of the Association, subject to approval at the subsequent full Committee Meeting, and ratification at the subsequent AGM or, if necessary, an EGM.“


Do you want to model the narrow gauge in a larger scale?

Perhaps you have an O scale layout and want to add a narrow gauge feeder line, or perhaps you just think this would be the ideal scale/gauge combination for you?

Use the menu alongside to explore our website and see what we offer. You may find our "What we do" page a useful starting point.  

Members receive 6 all-colour copies of our magazine 'Narrow Lines' per year, as well as discounts on purchases.

Click here for a sample copy of Narrow Lines

For full details of the many benefits of membership, click here

If you like what you see, please fill in the appropriate application form accessed from the "Joining" page.

A diary of model railway events around the country, includes those at which one or more of our members is exhibiting a layout. Don't forget to tell us if you are doing so with an appropriate layout and the event can be added to the diary. If you attend one of these exhibitions, please do not hesitate to ask questions about modelling in 7mm scale and the narrow gauge prototypes.

Members will find certain items, for which we have applied restricted access, in the Member's Area.

Pictures above: A random selection of pictures from our website. The larger versions can be found elsewhere on the website where copyright will be acknowledged and must be observed. DO NOT use these images without permission


Latest News

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COVID-19: Association Sales Update ............More Posted by books, 22 Apr 2020

AGM Adjournment ............More Posted by webmaster, 07 Apr 2020

[Updated for Competitions] Burton Exhibition Cancelled ............More Posted by books, 26 Mar 2020

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: ASSOCIATION SALES ............More Posted by secretary, 25 Mar 2020

Privacy Notices made available ............More Posted by books, 19 Feb 2020

New Modelling Competition for members ............More Posted by books, 01 Dec 2019