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

21 Apr
Summerfields Miniature Railway Public Running
Public Running day. Trains Running between 10.30am and 3.30pm Bedford
21 Apr
GCMES - Waltham Windmill Railway
Trains running for the public between 12.00 and 4.00pm. See www.gcmes.com for full details. Waltham Windmill Brigsley Road, Waltham, Grimsby, DN37 0JZ
27 Apr
Internationale Stoomdagen
By tradition, the last weekend of April, International Steamdays at Stoomgroep West Zuiderpark (SWZ) in The Hague, Holland The Hague, Holland
28 Apr
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
4 May
East Herts Spring Gala
Our Standard Gauge Spring Gala takes place this weekend.
5 May
Summerfields Miniature Railway Public Running
Bank Holiday Public Running days. Trains Running between 10.30am and 3.30pm Bedford MES

Latest News

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188 Spring News 2024

188 Spring News 2024 is now available in the archive.…

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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


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Miscellaneous Topics
MartynRedfearn | 17 April 2024

Now we can pin posts tot the top this I think has kits of useful info in it so could it be pinned to the top of the forum?…

Track, Signals and Infrastructure
WembleyLion | 11 April 2024

Gloria, If you look back in the Archive you will find lots of info on various systems from simple micro switch systems to full blown fail safe track circuitin…

Track, Signals and Infrastructure
Peter Beevers | 10 April 2024

A simple (i.e non fail safe) track circuit where the wheels complete the circuit would work. Put this beyond the signal for a reasonable distance, set to turn r…

Track, Signals and Infrastructure
LSME Ray | 09 April 2024

Hi, At Abbey Park Miniature railway we have inductive proximity sensors fitted in each section of the track so when a train passes over, the sensor switches a r…

Engines and Rolling Stock
DRIVEL | 03 April 2024

Greetings, I have checked and Dick Stockings was a boiler inspector at Hemsby at that time & it was usual for Don Witheridge to act as witness. Regards Brian …

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