Introduction to the Guild
What Membership Offers

The Guild exists to further all forms of railway modelling in 7mm. scale or O gauge track.

With over 5500 members including over 500 outside the U.K. the Guild is a focus for O gauge modellers to meet, share and enjoy their mutual interest.

To find out a little more about O gauge modelling, please see the "What is O gauge?" page and getting started.

You can also download the free "Welcome to O gauge" introductory booklet on this page.

To enquire about joining the Guild and Guild services, please email Enquiries, or call 01594 841856 or Join / Renew online today.

Guild Publications and other benefits
The evolution of 7mm modelling
Guild Publications
Our quarterly Gazette, an all colour magazine of 96 pages, is posted to all members. All Gazettes, from the very first newsletter in 1956 are available to members on line with a searchable index. A newspaper, Guild News, accompanies each Gazette with news of the Guild activities, local group reports and notices of forthcoming events, sales and wants etc. In addition the Guild's comprehensive technical manual is available to members only, and the whole manual is also on line.
Local & National Events
Our shows at Kettering (March), Doncaster (June) and particularly the Guildex convention at Stafford each September, contain layouts to inspire, skilled demonstrators to help you, a bring & buy stand, and numerous trade stands offering the vast range of models and equipment now available in this superb scale. Guildex also features the annual competition and AGM.
View our future events.
Traders' products
Traders now offer a huge range of products for the Gauge O modeller. The Guild website lists over 500 traders' websites with full contact details.
The product directory contains over 22,000 products which members can use to find that elusive product be it a complete kit or a part.
Members' Gallery
The web site has built up a large gallery of over 5,500 pictures of members models including complete layouts and individual models. The gallery continues to expand as members add more examples of their work.
Sales & Wants
Simply hundreds of items for sale to members from top of the range ready-to-run stock to the smallest line side features. If it is not there then just ask using the wants section.
Bring & Buy
The Guild sponsored shows have a bring and buy stand. This enables visitors to bring along models that are then offered for sale.
Slides & Videos
The Guild has a huge library of videos which have been uploaded to a free streaming service for members and the slide collection is in the process of being transferred. View more about our video services on YouTube.
Online Forum
Linked to the Guild website is an online forum where members can ask questions and discuss matters of O gauge interest.
Making Contact
O gauge modellers are a friendly bunch. The Guild acts as a communications hub for many local groups of O gauge modellers and O gauge sections of general model railway clubs. You will soon make friends.
Other Benefits
A comphrehensive Technical Manual, hints and tips, Garden Railways, Small Layouts Vol 1, 2 & 3, and collections of drawings.

To enquire about joining the Guild and Guild services, please email Enquiries, or call 01594 841856 or Join / Renew online today.

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