The object of the Group is to promote narrow gauge railway modelling at approximately 16mm = 1ft (equivalent to 1/19 full size) running on 0 gauge (32mm) track giving a prototype 2ft gauge or 1 gauge (45mm) track to represent 3ft gauge prototypes. This scale of modelling is big enough to enable live steam locomotives to run on track in your own garden.
We meet regularly at St. Nicholas School, Taynton Drive, Merstham, Redhill, Surrey (off Junction 8 of the M25) on the first, third and fifth (if there is one!) Fridays of every month from 7 to 10pm. See the location map for details
At our meetings we run trains on one of our layouts. Members run live steam (coal, gas or meths fuelled) as well as battery powered models of internal combustion locomotives. Advice is freely available to guests as well as members. If you would like to come along to some of our meetings please use our our information line on 020 7043 5514 to check that we are running.
16mm members are also very flexible in their approach and few count rivets or spend weeks deciding on the correct shade of black for their latest creation (although we do have some such clever people), and, of course, you don’t have to restrict yourself to steam power. Mainly however 16mm people are out to enjoy their modelling whatever their ability or following, and they all enjoy it together.
As a group, we run two increasingly popular All Day Steamings for 16mm Association members in March and October. These attract a number of traders, a second hand stall and variety of layouts you may come and run on.