7¼″ Gauge Society

About us

The 7¼" Gauge Society Ltd is the international organisation for people interested in 7¼" and 7½" gauge miniature railways.

The Society is a group of friends from all over the world. We send a magazine to members four times a year which is full of excellent items about railway topics that are not available elsewhere. It contains a wealth of news, exhibition dates and invitations to private railway open days. Full UK Membership costs £25 per year, Emembership is as little as £17.50 per year to get access to the private area of this website where you can see more information, enter your Sales and Wants, Event notices and receive our quarterly News magazine.

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Forthcoming Events

24 Feb
2024
Free Train Rides at Nantwich Methodist Church 10-12 AM every Saturday
The Friends of the Nantwich Signal Box Ltd in association with Nantwich Methodist Church run a FREE Train Ride for Children of all ages every Saturday Morning from 10-12 AM . Engine is an 0-6-0 Joffery Class an we have a wheelchair coach so everyone can ride. Nantwich Methodist Church Hospital Street CW5 5RP
10 Mar
2024
Abbeydale Miniature Railway Opening Date
Abbeydale Miniature Railway will open to the public 1pm - 5pm on Sunday 10th March and then on Sundays every two weeks until Sunday 20th October. www.sheffieldmodelengineers.com Opposite 283 Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield S17 3LB
23 Mar
2024
Thompson Park Railway reopens
Thompson Park Railway reopens from 23rd March to 30th Sept 2024.
24 Mar
2024
Abbey Park, Leicester - Miniature Railway Opening for Public Running 24th March
We will be opening for public running 24th March and every Sunday from 12:30 to 16:00 and bank holiday weekends right through till the end of October Leicester
31 Mar
2024
Summerfields Miniature Railway Public Running
Public Running day. Trains Running between 10.30am and 3.30pm Bedford
1 Apr
2024
Summerfields Miniature Railway Public Running
Public Running day. Trains Running between 10.30am and 3.30pm Bedford

Latest News

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Club directory

Now that our new website is up and running and before the new season gets underway would be an excellent time for all clubs and societies to check and edit their listings in our directory. This will ensure that we include the most up to date information f…

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Mini-Gathering at Andover

The next mini-gathering will be at Andover between 4th and 5th May 2024…

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Annual General Meeting 2024

The 2024 AGM will be held at Rugby between 20th and 22nd September 2024…

187 Winter News 2023 Now available to download in the Archive.

187 Winter News 2023 is now available to download from the archive.…

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7 1/4" Gauge Society Mini-gathering at Andover & District MES

The first 7 1/4" Gauge Society mini-gathering for 2024 will be held at the Andover & District Model Engineering Society railway on 4/5 May 2024.…

First Prize at The Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition Autumn 2023

The prize winning locomotive was displayed on the 7 1/4 inch gauge Society stand at the Midlands Engineering exhibition. The locomotive is Bruce Harvey’s absolutely superb LNER N2 tank, which has been at Alexandra Palace in a part-built state for severa…

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Autumn News 186 is now available to download in the Archive.

Autumn News issue 186 Obituaries-Bob Smith, Geoff Oughton and Gerry Clark. Riverside Miniature Railway. Mini-Gathering at Abbeydale. Development of Summerfields Miniature Railway Part 2. …

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Latest Sales & Wants

Sale

Pair of 71/4 ride on carriages
Engines & Rolling Stock | Colney Heath St Albans Hertfordshire.

Sale

BR class 08 shunter
Engines & Rolling Stock | Leicestershire

Want

Alpine DM-25 Milling Machine - user manual and Pully guard
Workshop | Leicester

Sale

7 1/4 inch gauge "Bridget" 0-4-2T
Engines & Rolling Stock | Cambridge

Sale

Pennsylvania electric loco
Engines & Rolling Stock | Ashford Kent

Latest from the Forum

Engines and Rolling Stock
MartynRedfearn | 19 February 2024

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Engines and Rolling Stock
MartynRedfearn | 19 February 2024

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Engines and Rolling Stock
MartynRedfearn | 19 February 2024

I would recommend single pipe air on air off as described in News no 58 by Brett Rodgers, it is mostly failsafe (only risk is air leak on brake side), will auto…

Engines and Rolling Stock
BJ | 18 February 2024

If you are going to fit an electric pump then I would go for air with fail safe, so if the line fails then the brakes are applied, you will have to fit a air ta…

Engines and Rolling Stock
Mick | 17 February 2024

Hi James, I see that you haven't mentioned vacuum braking, or your locomotive power. May I suggest you consider vacuum braking. An electric vacuum pump is easil…

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