The Era 1 & 2 Group exists to raise awareness of the possibility for modelling the pre-grouping era in N gauge. Membership is free to all NGS members who have an interest in the railways which existed in Britain before the Groupng of 1923, whether or not they are currently modelling this period.
Many people think that it is not possible to model the pre-grouping period in N because “the trade doesn’t support it”. They may be surprised to learn that over a hundred different pre-grouping locomotive types have been produced as RTR models or kits for British N gauge, and that over sixty of these are either current production items, or recently discontinued items which are still readily obtainable on the second-hand market.
The Era 1 & 2 Group operates primarily as an e-newsletter group. The newsletter is produced three times a year and either e-mailed to members, or sent to them in hard copy if they do not have an e-mail address. The newsletter contains product news on items of interest to pre-grouping modellers, articles by group members describing their modelling and modelling ideas, photographs, editorial comment – in fact, pretty much everything that you would expect to see in an N Gauge Journal which was exclusively devoted to the pre-grouping period.
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