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.

Find out about other services such as our PROFICIENCY SCHEME, BOILER TESTING, etc, by clicking on "ABOUT"

Forthcoming Events

25 May
Parklands Railway week, Hemsby starts today.
This is the first day of the last Parklands week.
26 May
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
26 May
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
26 May
Summerfields Miniature Railway Public Running
Bank Holiday Public Running days. Trains Running between 10.30am and 3.30pm Bedford MES
27 May
GCMES - Waltham Windmill Railway
Bank Holiday Public Running, Trains running between 10.00am and 4.00pm See www.gcmes.com for full details Waltham Windmill, Brigsley Road, Waltham, Grimsby, DN37 0JZ
7 Jun
Cardiff Model Engineering Society Rally
Its Rally Time :) Cardiff Model Engineering Society

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


American loco diesel hydraulic
Engines & Rolling Stock | Inverness


7 1/4 turntable 8ft diameter
Track | Norfolk


7¼ inch gauge Class 66 Co-Co
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Large petrol engine loco . Requires completing
Engines & Rolling Stock | littlethorpe leicester


Driving Tender
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GWRGirl | 08 May 2024

Good afternoon Davina, Thank you ever so much for the information it was very useful. We are hoping to view some properties in France not sure where though at …

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Davina France | 08 May 2024

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MartynRedfearn | 07 May 2024

Thanks Mick I should have thought about how this new site works!…

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GWRGirl | 06 May 2024

Hi Davina we are hoping to live in France at some point this year hopefully. I have a 7.25 Railway that I am hoping to build once we arrive in France and settle…

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jambin | 04 May 2024

Thank you for the response. A pity I failed to see any warning about the loss of this record as I had relied or the details being retained. Sight and memory don…

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A new locomotive at Abbeydale