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.

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Gauge '3'

What's New? - G3 Events & News

Notice of Gauge 3 Society AGM - New 2021 Date

In view of the ongoing coronavirus infections and corresponding Government restrictions, The Committee has decided that it is prudent to delay our Annual Show and AGM from its usual date at the end of February.  The AGM and Annual Show has therefore been postponed to Saturday 29th May 2021.  As in recent years, it will be held at The Rufus Centre in Flitwick, Bedfordshire.

Roy Horrocks, Secretary, Gauge 3 Society Committee

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

2021 Midland Model Engineering Show at the  Fosse
Meridienne  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
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
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.

The Gauge '3' Society - A Company Limited by Guarantee

Registered in England & Wales with Company Number 08174106

Registered Office: Cedar Cottage, Denham Lane, Chalfont St Peter, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, SL9 0QQ.Email : secretary@gauge3.org.uk

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