The Gauge O Guild itself provides members with a quality quarterly magazine, an in-house newsletter, probably the best
technical manual on railway modelling that is available, three exhibitions a year and a membership of friendly expertise
shared between beginner and expert, young and old.
By 1960 the production of and the market for O gauge was rapidly being lost and there was grave danger of the scale disappearing or at least becoming the preserve of the favoured few.
Letters appeared in the model press urging O gauge modellers to get together and form an association to further the cause.
A Mr Loch-Kidston did much writing, but it was left to
Harold Bower to arrange an initial meeting, with attendant publicity, to bring together O gauge enthusiasts. The first meeting took place in railway owned offices in Euston Square, London.
Around twenty people turned out and the Gauge O Guild came into being in August 1956. Read more about our history