Services & Track standards
The 7¼" Gauge Society provides a number of services to its members.
We publish track and wheel standards to ensure that locomotives run successfully on the numerous tracks available to members. Find Out More >
Steam boilers require testing and certification before use. Find Out More >
Recommend various types of insurance applicable to the hobby. Find Out More >
A Proficiency Scheme, to help members become more knowledgeable, allowing then to get greater enjoyment from the hobby. Find Out More >
Donations to the Society. Find Out More >
Various publications to help members get the most out of their hobby. Find Out More >
The Society has a range of good quality patterns available for members to borrow.
The Society sells a range of clothing and other goods appropriate to the hobby.
Passenger Carrying Miniature Railways – Guidance on Safe Practice published by the Health and Safety Executive; although now out of print is still regarded as the current source of initial advice on construction and operation with regard to satisfying the safety case of such operations. (Reference HSG 216 ISBN 0 7176 2035 2)
Whilst this guidance is out of print it can still be down loaded from www.nameng.org.uk/images/Legislation_and_Safety.../HSG216.pdf
It is still our understanding that in the event of any incident that involves HSE investigation this guide will be used as a reference and in the case of most insurance policies there is an expectation that the miniature railway concerned will be operated in accordance with this guide.