Founded in 1987, the Society now has hundreds of

members in the UK and overseas. It caters for all modellers working in G Scale and has a liberal approach, believing that enjoyment is just as important as rivet-counting, but with no bias in either direction!

Informal area groups exist so that members can share their modelling experiences and run their stock on other lines. Members are given a further chance to meet at G Rail, the Annual Convention and General Meeting, which is held at a central UK location and features working layouts, trade stands, and slide or video shows.

A quality journal is published quarterly by the society for its members.

Lots of forums, chat lines, "how to" articles, 

wiki pages (anyone can edit), photos and


St.Aubin and Large Scale Online ( have combined forces to create Team Large Scale, one of the best online web sites in the USA covering Large Scale Garden Trains but please note that it is a subscription service. There are benefits including discount prices on train purchases.

Another informative USA based site with lots of features, articles, resources, photos and forums on railroading in the larger scales.


This site features the subscription magazine which as its name suggests focuses on large scale Garden Railways and associated planting schemes. There are also plenty of “How to” and “Videos” on railroading topics plus the usual forum. Also a range of helpful and informative books on the subject.


Garden Rail Magazinel is the only monthly magazine to feature outdoor model railways in the UK. A variety of outdoor scales and gauges are covered including live steam. Highly recommended.

The Gauge One Model Railway Association (often shortened to G1MRA) caters for all scales using the 45mm track gauge; the most usual for models of standard gauge locomotives & rolling stock being close to 1:30 full size (10mm/foot) or the slightly smaller 1:32 full size (3/8th"/foot, 9.5mm/foot) which offers a more correct scale-to-gauge ratio. There are 2200 members located around the world and numerous affiliated local groups details of which can be found on the website.

G1MRA also publishes a quarterly Newsletter & Journal for members containing a wealth of information  including members' articles, constructional details, news from the trade together with extensive trade advertising, colour photographs, members sales & wants and much more besides. 

My own G Scale Online ecommerce site totally devoted to G Scale Trains at discount prices. Probably the lowest in the UK but don't take my word for it - please check out the competitors sites.

The Garden Trains Association is another USA based site with plenty of helpful articles on building a garden layout.