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Area Groups

The NGS has a national network of local area groups which provide the opportunity to meet and discuss N Gauge and general railway matters (or any other topic!). Group activities are varied, with many groups actively building group layouts, or helping group members exhibit their privately owned layouts.  We also have a number of special interest groups, focusing on specific eras, regions or types of railway.

Whether you are a seasoned modeller, or a beginner, perhaps a local group of like-minded enthusiasts is just what you need to help move your own projects along.  Even if there is not a convenient Area Group locally, why not talk to the our Area Groups coordinator about setting up a new group yourself?  It isn’t too difficult, and the NGS can offer help and guidance. Please use the contact form.

Regional Area Groups

Your local NGS group can offer practical help, as well as the opportunity to talk to fellow N gaugers.  In addition, many groups have built layouts for group and/or exhibition use.  It can be very useful to have a group layout to run your stock while taking time over your own layout at home!

If you want to know more about your local Area Group(s), search our online listing and contact the group concerned.  Most groups encourage new members, and many even run Open Days to give modellers a chance to see what they are up to.

In addition to the UK Area Groups, there are some Overseas, the Worldwide Group for those modelling non-UK prototypes and the Special Interest Group.