World Wide area group Information

World Wide area group

The NGS WorldWide Group has a dedicated website with a members only area containing a number of useful reference documents:

  • Railways in Germany – History and Epochs
    A document listing some of the history and development and epochs of German Railways
  • German Steam Loco Record
    A complete and detailed listing of all German Steam Locomotives.
  • Bahn Glossary
    A listing of German railway words grouped by type and their English meaning.
  • Railways in Austria – A “Short” History
    A 40 page booklet of the history of all branch lines in Austria, and their combination into a network.
  • Modelling USA Railroads
    A guide for the beginner wanting to model American Railroads.
  • A Guide to Scale Colour
    Scale and colour advice from a renowned artist and modeller.
  • Weathering Masterclass
    A guide to weathering American Boxcars with wider application
  • A guide to ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System).
    A guide to the real thing for the more technically minded.

As well as these useful reference documents there is also a library of past issues of our Globe newsletter, with indexes and the monthly Globe Supplements from Issue 1.   The bi-monthly Globe deals with modelling issues, members layouts, new products, prototype information, travelogues. Society News and more.   The monthly Supplement contains pictures, both current and historical, and news from real railway and tram systems all over the World.

WWG Annual Convention

The 2016 Convention will be held on Saturday 11th June near Doncaster and will feature 10 N scale foreign layouts plus lots of new and pre-loved sale items. For further details contact The Secretary by e-mail

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