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Gauge 1 Yorkshire Group

Gauge 1 Yorkshire Group is one of the local groups of the Gauge One Model Railway Association, a UK based international organisation with around 2500 members worldwide. The Yorkshire Group is based, as its name suggests, in Yorkshire, but we do have active members in Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire as well.  We meet on a regular basis in the summer months for garden railway steam-ups in various parts of the region, including Sheffield, Wakefield, Leeds, Chesterfield and Whitby.  Our interest and expertise is varied, but we all are keen modellers and users of Gauge 1.

For several years, a number of the members of the Yorkshire Group have exhibited their engines and stock at engineering exhibitions in Harrogate and Pickering and at the ALSRM Shows in Pontefract, Shepshed and York. Some of these have included live steam running.  Gauge 1 North 2010 was our first Gauge 1 public exhibition, and has received compliments from across the country.  We have repeated the formula every year and plans are well in progress for 2020. We also achieved another first, when we were invited to exhibit at the National Railway Museum in York in October 2011. The event was highly successful, and we were invied to attend the NRM's Railfest event in 2012.  We also were involved with the Mallard exhibition in 2013, where we enacted a live steam scale speed replication of Mallard's World Record run. We regularly attend the National Model Engineering & Modelling Exhibition in Doncaster in May, where we take our Exhibition layout, "Ridings": it is almost 60ft long and 30ft wide!


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Below are some pictures from get togethers. These are examples of the types of locomotives you can see at our exhibitions. 

Below a SR M7 tank engine with a local stopping train at Caythorpe.

Recently completed Princess from Buxton Model Works heads a train of 'foreigners',
whilst a Bachmann 03/4 shunter simmers in the background.

Below Left:  A Roundhouse 'Lady Anne' conversion to LMS (BR) 3F hauling a mixed goods train with
 'a wrong line' ticket! Whether it is very early BR or a preservation scene, is up to you!
                                                                                                                            Below: A scratch built gas fired LNER K1 with 
a stunning rake of Gresley teaks. 


An Aster West Country, meths fired, at speed with a rake of BR Mk1 coaches