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)



Area Groups

The Association encourages the formation of Local Area Groups where Members can meet informally, and a number of such groups are in existence. This page is devoted to them and organisers are invited to send any contributions to the Area Groups Coordinator, Ron Houghton, via area_groups@7mmnga.org.uk for publication.

Active Groups:

Bristol, Bath Area Narrow Gaugers (BBANGERS)

The Group normally meets bi-monthly on a Sunday, with the dates for the remainder of 2018 being 9 September and 18 November. Meetings are held in the Community Hall, Claverton, near Bath, and a charge of £5 is made to cover the hire of the hall, and provide tea and coffee. There are between 12-16 current members modelling most narrow gauge scales/gauges including O-16.5, On30, O9 and 009. Workshops are held on a regular basis covering various topics, and a 'repair clinic' is provided  to help members solve any mechanical problems with their locos. For more information regarding the group activities, and to obtain directions and timings for meetings please contact Paul Davis by e-mail at: pd007h1053@blueyonder.co.uk .

Chiltern Area Group

The Chiltern Area Group meets on Wednesday evenings at 7.30 pm. Meetings are held at the home of Keith Millard, and his address is: 14 Ambrose Lane, Harpenden, Herts AL5 4AX. For more information and the date of the next meeting, please contact Keith on 01582 764588 or e-mail: millard144@btinternet.com. This is a new Area Group and will welcome your support, and in return will offer you a warm welcome with tea/coffee being available.

East Anglia Narrow Gauge Model Railway Group

Meetings monthly at March Railway Station. For latest dates contact eangmrg@modelcollectors.co.uk . Narrow Gauge for all sizes, building layouts for pleasure and for members to bring along their own work to show & share.

Exeter GOG NG

We meet in the village of Whimple near Exeter, (close to the M5 and A30/303 dual carriageway) normally twice a month. The Exeter Gauge O Group is a Gauge O Guild Associated Group and 7mm NGA Area Group as well. Details of dates etc. on our Website: http://www.exeter-gog.net/ Email: Exeter.gog@gmail.com Phone: 07817 244001

Lincolnshire Area Group

The Group meets every third Saturday of the month from 1030 am until 1230 pm, at the Festival Hall, Market Rasen. All those with an interest in narrow gauge modelling and prototype railways are most welcome, and for more information please contact Ron Houghton, at area_groups@7mmnga.org.uk or phone 01472 399384.

M5-M50 Narrow Gauge Modellers

We hold monthly meetings on the last Monday of each month (except December) at Twyning Village Hall just off Junction 1 of the M50 close to the M5 from 7:30 to 10pm. The hall postcode is GL20 6DG. We have a variety of test tracks with gauges 9mm, 14, 16.5 and 21mm plus 32mm for our 16mm modellers. £2 with free refreshments, come along and bring some of your models to run or just chat! See the group's website https://m5m50ngm.wordpress.com/ for further details and contact information. Alternatively contact your Chairman.

Northampton & District Narrow Gauge Modellers

The group holds monthly meetings, normally the third Thursday each month in members houses. We cover Northamptonshire and Warwickshire, and the surrounding areas. We are open to anyone with an interest in modelling narrow gauge railways. For further information, and a friendly welcome to one of our meetings, please contact Peter Blay on 01788 579744 (home), 07815 852363 (mobile), or e-mail peter@qehsystems.co.uk . It is requested that members, or those wishing to join us, contact Peter to indicate their intention to attend or otherwise, so that we can cater accordingly.

Norfolk and Suffolk Narrow Gauge Model Railway Group.

The Norfolk & Suffolk Narrow Gauge Modellers group usually meet on the 1st Monday of the month, with some Wednesdays evenings or Saturday daytime meets during the year. Meets are held at Barsham Village Hall, NR34 8HA, located approx 2 miles west of Beccles on the B1062, on the Norfolk/ Suffolk border. We also have occasional meets elsewhere which in the past have included a day out on the Bure Valley Railway and Great Eastern Models shop in Norwich. Our Annual show is held at the beginning of March in Beccles and a smaller running day exhibition in either September or October at the village hall in Barsham. Light refreshments are provided at meets. Our members model in a variety of scales and gauges and travel from various parts of Norfolk and Suffolk to attend meets. There are members modelling in O-16.5, On30 and O9 in the Group. A number of members exhibit their layouts both locally and nationally. To keep up to date with the latest group news and whats going on, please check out our website at http://nsngm.org.uk/ or contact Richard Doe on 01502 471760 or email nsngm@yahoo.co.uk.

South Downs

We are a group of modellers with a broad interest in narrow gauge railways from around the World. We model in O-16.5, On30, O9, GN15 and 009, through to 12in to the foot. Our membership is drawn from Sussex and Hampshire (principally BN, PO, and SO Postcodes) and we are especially keen to welcome into our fold any new members to join in our activities. We have regular evening meetings rotating around member's homes, with lots of chat, planning of events and watching DVDs or pictures as well as enjoying the obligatory refreshment! There are also daytime modelling sessions and trips out. We also frequently exhibit layouts (including our modular layout - The Slindon Vale (light) Railway) and provide a 7mmNGA presence at exhibitions in the south. To keep in touch, our Group produces a newsletter 'Sentinel' every other month. The highlight of our year is the annual SWING exhibition that we organise. For more details, please see our website at http://swing.model-railway.org.uk/ where you can also contact us, or drop an email to group.downs@7mmnga.org.uk. Our leaflet is available to download here . If you would prefer to telephone initially, please call Richard Rundle on 01243 261641.

Surrey Area Group

We are a large Group with more than 20 active members. Although named the Surrey Area, we also draw members from parts of South London, Sussex and Kent from where our meeting venues may be easily accessible. We normally meet on the third Friday or Saturday of the month, usually at members' houses. In addition to meetings, we have our own monthly email newsletter, 'Surrey Times'. Twice a year we have a full day meeting on a Saturday at Merstham Village Hall, handily located for the London to Brighton rail line and the M25. Several Group members have formed a separate On30 modellers group and now have quite an extensive modular layout. Any Association members in our extended geographical area will be very welcome to join the Group. For more details, email us at surrey@7mmnga.org.uk, or write to us care of Alan Rogers, 2 Sunstone Grove, Merstham, Surrey, RH1 3PR.

A more detailed page about our activities can be found here

A flyer for the Group can be downloaded from here

Trent Valley Group

The Trent Valley Group meet monthly on the third Thursday of every month at the Brunswick Inn, 1 Railway Terrace, Derby DE1 2RU. Group members model in various narrow gauge scales/gauges including O-16.5 and On30, and are in the process of re-building the group layout "Kenmore". In addition, the group is responsible for organising the very successful annual 7mm Narrow Gauge Association exhibition in Burton on Trent. For further information regarding the group and details of meetings, please contact Tim Allsopp on 01332 368111 or e-mail him at: timallsopp@yahoo.co.uk.

Wessex Area Group

Meets at The Barleycorn Inn, Collingbourne Kingston, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 3SD, where we usually gather in the Restaurant 8-10pm. Test tracks for 9mm, 14mm, 16.5mm and 33mm (Scale 7) can be available for 'show and tell'. Dates for 2018 are expected to be: 9th January, 13th March, 8th May, 10th July, 11th September and 13th November. Call David Hughes on 07786 411829 for further details.

West Midlands Area Group

Contact Allen Law, meetings about once a month, usually on Sundays from 10:30, tel: 07812 189037. west.midlands@7mmnga.org.uk http://andertonon30.blogspot.com

Yorkshire Area group

Monthly Daylight Meeting on second Wednesdays at noon in Bradford; contact David Charlesworth, consult@7mmnga.org.uk , 01274 787150 (evenings only).