Area Groups

Area Groups

The NGS has a national network of local area groups which provide the opportunity to meet and discuss N Gauge and general railway matters (or any other topic!). Group activities are varied, with many groups actively building group layouts, or helping group members exhibit their privately owned layouts.  We also have a number of special interest groups, focusing on specific eras, regions or types of railway.

Whether you are a seasoned modeller, or a beginner, perhaps a local group of like-minded enthusiasts is just what you need to help move your own projects along.  Even if there is not a convenient Area Group locally, why not talk to the our Area Groups coordinator about setting up a new group yourself?  It isn’t too difficult, and the NGS can offer help and guidance.

Regional Area Groups

Your local NGS group can offer practical help, as well as the opportunity to talk to fellow N gaugers.  In additon, many groups have built layouts for group and / or exhibition use.  It can be very useful to have a group layout to run your stock while taking time over your own layout at home!

If you want to know more about your local Area Group(s), search our online listing and contact the group concerned.  Most groups encourage new members, and many even run Open Days to give modellers a chance to see what they are up to.

To find your local Area Group, look through our on-line national network of local area groups

Promoting Area Groups events, open days and exhibitions

Here is a reminder that there are several opportunities for bona fide N Gauge Society Area Groups to promote their events, open days and exhibitions;

1) Events Diary

Entries for the ‘Events Diary’ are published free in the NGS Newsletter. Please forward the details to

Further information and bi-monthly deadlines can be found on page 2 of each issue of the Newsletter.

2) Website

Details can be included on the NGS website. Please contact with the relevant information.

3) Journal Advertisement

A full colour display advertisement can be placed in the NGS Journal. However, these will be charged for and appropriate print ready artwork must be produced and supplied. For further details, rates, deadlines and booking please contact

Special interest Area Groups

In addition to the regional groups, there are also several special interest groups, which provide a convenient source of detailed information on particular styles of N gauge modelling.

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