16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers

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General information



  • Published monthly, Garden Rail magazine covers all aspects of outdoor model railways.


Clubs and societies

  • The G Scale Society was founded in 1987 and now has over 1400 members in the UK and overseas. It caters for all modellers working in G Scale (the modelling of narrow gauge railways on track 45mm wide)  and has a liberal approach, believing that enjoyment is just as important as rivet-counting.
  • If you are interested in full size Narrow Gauge, try the Narrow Gauge Railway Society.
  • The 16mm Association of Mamod and Oscillator Locomotives - Owners, Collectors and Mamodificationers has been formed to provide a comprehensive network of familiar minded people who all have a passion for anything "oscillator". This includes any locomotive made with an oscillating cylinder or cylinders and any form of firing, be it tablet, gas or methylated spirits on either 32mm or 45mm.
  • The 16mm Garratt Owners & operators Association will appeal to all who like large locomotives that bend.
  • Brambleton Model Railway Club have both 'O' gauge and 16mm scale/32mmm gauge circuits and regularly host meetings for the West Herts Area Group of the Association.
  • Ipswich Model Engineering Society have a 45mm track of over 120 metres in length. Meetings take place on a Tuesday evening and prospective new members are always welcome. They also have 3.5 and 5 inch raised lines for larger scales.
  • The Gauge One Model Railway Association covers mainly standard gauge on 45mm gauge track but there is much of interest to 16mm narrow gauge modellers.
  • For a standard gauge feeder to your narrow gauge line try the Gauge '3' Society.
  • The LNWR society is for enthusiasts of the "Premier Line". (This is not the Little North Worcestershire Railway).
  • The Ashmanhaugh Light Railway is a delightful 7.25 inch gauge railway at Wroxham in Norfolk



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Accucraft UK Limited has significantly expanded the range of large scale model live steam and electric locomotives and rolling stock available to the UK and worldwide markets and they continue to build on this.
ACME Engineering - Accucraft service agent and specialises in 16mm live steam and battery powered loco overhaul & re-builds. Extensive range of add on/enhancement parts and 16mm loco accessories & upgrades
Anything Narrow Gauge is a supplier of good quality secondhand live steam locomotives and very active on the show circuit. They are an approved dealer for new Roundhouse and Accucraft models and also stock an increasing range of those 'extras', essential for the running, care and enhancement of your 16mm scale narrow gauge steam locomotive.
Ash Models buy and sell high quality new and used smaller gauge live steam and electric models and rolling stock, concentrating on Gauge 1, 16mm and O gauge.
Barley Pit Works specialise in the enhancement, maintenance and repair of garden railway locomotives. Mechanical and aesthetic work carried out.
Berry Hill Works specialises in lining and paintwork of garden scale locomotives. All work is to customer specification and to the highest standard.
Brandbright supply virtually everything you need for a garden railway.
Brian Jones supplies electronics for garden railway locos. See his website for more details: http://www.brianjonesmodels.co.uk/
Rob Bennett supplies carriages and wagons from around the world, especially Darjeeling rolling stock and a range individually crafted 16mm scale figures - Busy Bodies,Home& Colonial. Figures & Rollingstock.
  Brunel models specialise in designing and making bespoke models in any scale to suit your requirements: http://www.brunelmodels.co.uk/
Stewart Browne offers a renovation and repair service for historic Archangel Locomotives at http://www.archangel-works.com/
Cambrian Models Coach, loco and wagon components plus elec items http://www.cambrianmodels.co.uk/
Camden Miniature Steam Services Books and DVDs http://www.camdenmin.co.uk/ 

Chalk Garden Rail Garden railways focussing on LGB and G-Scale http://www.chalkgardenrail.co.uk/
Cliff Barker makes narrow gauge track based around scale Code 180 bullhead rail in Stainless Steel, Brass or Nickel Silver.
Chuffed 2 Bits 16mm accessories and loco servicing http://www.chuffed2bits.com/
Claycellars Eng.  Claycellars Engineering is a small business supplying white metal castings, mainly to the scale model industry. They can also supply  brass castings and build bespoke 16mm narrow gauge locomotives to order
Tony Brown and Nik Barry's Coopercraft Models.
Derails are an approved Roundhouse dealer and stock a selection of their locomotives, and also stock Peco garden railway track, ballast and also some live steam accesories
Paul Bailey's DJB Engineering.
Alan Dunster's Dream Steam the online specialist shop for MSS and early Mamod live steam railway sales and service, parts & upgrades
Dremel Tools manufacture modellers power tools https://www.dremeleurope.com/gb/en/
ELR Engineering is a Shropshire based Company with over 25 years combined experience specialising in 16mm coal fired locomotives and general Locomotive repairs
EMA Display Tracks - exhibition railway track displays for fine scale locomotives and rolling stock
Essel Engineering Battery locos, chassis, bogies etc http://www.esselengineering.co.uk/
  Fine Line Models specialise in the manufacture of 16mm gas fired RTR live steam locomotives and also will soon have a range of accessories: http://www.finelinemodels.co.uk
Flordon Films produce Transport Films filmed through the eyes of Railway and Transport Enthusiasts and have several available featuring Narrow Gauge lines
 Roger Hine's Friog Railway Services - Repairs to old Friog model locos, bespoke loco projects and the conversion of the Accucraft Baguley to a more powerful metal chassis
Garden Railway Centres for Garden railways http://www.gardenrailwaycentres.info/shop/index.php
Garden Railway Specialists for Garden railways (16mm and G-scale) http://www.grsuk.com
  Garden Railways Limited 16mm and G Scale: Regner, Accucraft locos & Peco
Glendale Junction Glendale Junction is a specialist shop selling G Scale (G gauge) and 16mm garden railways, in Lincolnshire. We sell both electric and live steam locomotives. We also stock coaches, wagons, track, buildings, people, accessories and a large range of spare parts.
Hallett Oils can supply steam oils, cutting oils and other specialist oils.
Handcrafted Pottery Buildings supply architectural models in 16mm & G-scale.
Hobbies is a supplier of tools, materials and kits to the model maker and enthusiast since 1895.
The Houstoun Gate Locomotive Works (HGLW) undertake maintenance, refurbishment and modification work to models in 16mm and G scales, we also manufacture and sell a number of Garden Railway related products
IP Engineering supply a growing range of rolling stock including battery diesel kits and home builder parts for live steam.
Jackson’s Miniatures are suppliers of affordable garden railway building kits and components for the scratch builder.
John Sutton Books As well as selling books John Sutton Books are also a models specialist on the Narrow gauge and Industrial Railways of the World.
Kent Garden Railways Locos, rolling-stock, track, buildings, accessories http://www.kgrmodels.com/ 
Lightline Loco lining and lettering http://www.lightline16mm.com/
(*** New ***) The Lineside Hut specialize in laser cut kits for 16mm narrow gauge modellers.
Loco-Box Loco-Boxes make boxes for carrying and storing your locomotive in. They also manufacture locomotive cradles, loco/tool carriers & railway layout boards.
  Locoworks is a brand new and exciting small business dedicated to the development of 16mm scale garden railway locomotive accessories and lineside features
Macc Model Engineers Supplies sells everything a model engineer or light engineer could ever need, from BA nuts and bolts to steel bar.
(*** New ***) MaKitModels, suppliers of Miniature Signage & Scenic Models
(*** New ***) Miniature Building Company, builder of scaled buildings for 16mm & G Scale railways 
Model Town resin cast buidings include a station, engine shed, signal box and houses.
Modratec sell lever frames to operate points and signals.
MVL Bridges supply a range of aluminium bridges for narrow gauge garden railways 
Andrew Neale Specialist seller of railway books http://www.railway-books.co.uk/
Nedrag Light Railway Wagon Works (Dale Gamble) - Handmade RTR wooden wagons in 32mm and 45mm gauges. Contact D Gamble: dalega@tiscali.co.uk for price list and more information.
(*** New ***) North Pilton Works supply ready to run models for rolling stock, locomotives and train sets as well as buildings for SM32 16mm scale and G Scale.
A source for standard gauge feeder to your line in Gauge 3 or Gauge 1 and an index to Narrow Gauge Drawings is Orion Models.
Pendle Valley Workshop Pendle Valley Workshop are the new owners of Lineside Delights range of Garden Railway Buildings, and also run Carnforth Models, the new name for Bay Models.
Penfro Models provide Railway Lineside Buildings, Signal Boxes, Small Village items, Phone Boxes, Passenger Figures, Stone Walls and more, to help liven up our Model Garden Railways. They have also introduced a widening range of 16mm rolling stock
Perfect World supply rolling stock kits as well as a large range of scenic items.
PLine Models, from Paul Industrial Company, are Manufacturers of fine crafted Garden Railway Brass Locomotives, Rolling Stock and Home Builder Parts
Porterhouse Models make detailing parts and models for 16mm scale, mainly 32mm gauge.

Rail-road Models make easy to build and affordable loco and rolling stock kits

(*** New ***) RC Trains supplies radio control equipment for garden railway locos
Rhos Helyg Locomotive Works provides building, servicing, repairs, modification, painting and lining services for all garden railway rolling stock
RIVERDALE locomotives supplies coal-fired locomotives and kits. Long runs as with gas-fired locomotives are easily possible.
Roundhouse Living Steam Railways have been supplying live steam locomotives since 1982. Old hands will find the museum pages fascinating.
Roy Wood runs RWM Steam who build the steam models and accessories previously made and marketed by Alan Whitaker (PPS Steam Models)
Marc Horovitz 's Sidestreet Bannerworks lists garden railway books and videos, plans by Ted Stinson from the pages of Garden Railways magazine, and more.
In addition to our extensive range for O Gauge and Gauge 1, Slater's Plastikard have a growing range of 16mm scale items, including locomotive kits, coach kits, wagon kits, wheels and accessories. www.slatersplastikard.com
Steam Fittings are manufacturers of Live Steam fittings for Miniature Locomotives, Traction Engines and Steam Lorries.
Strikalite offer a wide range of rechargeable batteries.
Summerlands Chuffer The Summerlands Chuffer is a highly developed and precision engineered chuff pipe that can bring the real sound of a working steam loco to your 16mm and G Scale railway.
'Swift Sixteen' is an exciting new enterprise that offers high quality products in resin, brass and other mediums, for the 16mm garden railway modeller/enthusiast
T&M Models: Radio control specialist, installation & supply of top of the range radio control & sound systems, quality weather-proof building kits.
Tenmille provide track for 32mm and 45mm gauge, rolling stock kits, wheels, and wagon and coach parts.
Timpdon Electronics Electronic loco controls and electronic scenic effects http://www.timpdon.co.uk/timpdon/index.htm
Titfield Thunderbolt Books http://www.titfield.co.uk/
Tony Green Steam Models Steam & electric locomotives http://www.tgsm.co.uk/ 
Tootle Engineering offer some interesting models from down under.
TrackShack supply Accucraft UK Garden Railway locos and rolling stock plus Peco and AMS track at very competitive prices
  Trenarren Models produce a wide range of quailty scenic detailing for 16mm Garden Railways
Tywyn Works supply 16mm, steam outline, battery powered locomotives and other bits and pieces
Adrian Hall's UKmodelshops site provides an excellent and continuously updated resource for UK model railway shops, clubs and exhibitions
(*** New ***) Wood Valley Works supplies high quality kits in 16mm and 5" gauge, as well as offering a bespoke design and laser cutting / CNC machining service.
Allen Doherty's Worsley Works has a range of etched brass kits including narrow gauge model in garden railway scales.
Wrightscale are manufacturers of steam locomotives and rolling stock kits.
Yatton Model Engineering supply high quality 16mm:1ft laser cut models.


Information for building your own models


Preserved Narrow Gauge Railways

All of these Railways operate locomotives and stock that have been modelled over the years by members of the Association.


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