Welcome to the official website of the Gauge '3' Society. We are here to support and promote modelling in Gauge '3': Standard gauge railways running on 2½ inch gauge track.
Amongst our membership we have collectors of vintage trains, those with high pressure live steam locomotives, garden railways with continuous circuits for fast steam running and those with smaller railways using 2-rail, battery or radio control. All are equally welcome in the Gauge 3 Society.
Welcome to Gauge 3
What's New? - G3 Events & News
Our 2021 Annual Show and AGM will be on Saturday 27th February 2021, at The Rufus Centre, Flitwick.
Show opens at 10:00am and AGM will be held at midday.
STOP PRESS - 30th Anniversary Celebrations Postponed to 2021
At the Society Committee meeting on 23rd July, the committee took into consideration Members’ responses about attending the planned 30th anniversary celebrations planned for 26th September, the current Government guidelines for meetings and the interpretation of these by The Rufus Centre. In view of these, which would mean that it would not be the intimate birthday celebration that we had planned, and that a large number of members would not be attending, the committee decided to postpone the 30th birthday celebrations to next year.
The Rufus Centre has now been booked for Saturday 18th September 2021, for our Society 30th Anniversary celebrations. We hope to see you all there.
Roy Horrocks, Secretary, Gauge 3 Society Committee
2020 Midland Model Engineering Show at the Fosse
As we were perhaps expecting, Meridienne have regrettably had to take the decision to cancel the Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition as a result of the impact of Covid-19. They have confirmed the 2021 Show date as the 14th – 17th October again at the Warwickshire Event Centre.
Notice to Gauge '3' Society Members - Our new Membership Messaging Service (MMS) is now operational and Members are already using it to privately message other Members. If you did not receive an emailed "invitation" to join MMS - then please contact the G3S Webmaster by using the Contacts page. Please state your full name and membership number when doing so.
The first batch of 100HP 0-4-0 VBGT Sentinel engines in Gauge '3' has now been sold. Another batch of RTR battery electric, radio controlled, Gauge '3' shunting engines are planned after the current crisis - price to be announced. See here for more Loco details
We are very sorry to announce, that owing to the Corona Virus emergency all Society GTGs scheduled for 2020 have been cancelled until further notice. We also expect most Railway Modelling Shows to be cancelled so unfortunately, no Gauge '3' Exhibition Layouts are likely to be shown in the near future.
Sorry if you couldn't get to our 2020 AGM & Show (we'll have some photos & news soon) but here are some photos from our previous 2019 Show
Gauge 3 Excellence - featuring the work of Barry C. Lane & Dick Allan
From the Gauge 3 Society Shop - Gauge 3 Buffer Stops in brass or stainless steel
Pictorial guide to removing the cab of a G3 Kingscale Britannia
G3 Members - Please NOTE
Membership Renewals are now in January of each year (and not October!)
Interested in Gauge 3? Have a read of a little history, and see how you can get involved.
If you're thinking of joining the Society, have a read of what we might be able to offer you.
Here you'll find links to traders who will have Gauge 3 items for sale.