Introduction to the Guild

What Guild 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"
To enquire about joining the Guild and Guild services,please email Enquiries, or call 0845 603 6213 or Join / renew online today

Guild Publications

Our quarterly Gazette, an all colour publication usually running to 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. An informative newsheet accompanies each Gazette with news of members' and groups' activities and notice 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.

Traders' products

Traders now offer a huge range of products for the Gauge O Modeller. The Guild website contains a page with over 500 links to traders websites as well as full contact details for each trader.
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.

Local and national events

Our shows at Kettering (March), Doncaster (June) and particularly the convention at Telford each September, contain layouts to inspire, skilled demonstrators to help you, a bring and buy stand, and numerous trade stands offering the vast range of models and equipment now available in this superb scale. The Telford convention also features the annual competition and AGM.

Members' gallery

The web site has built up a large gallery of over 5,500 pictures of members models of all sorts inclduing complete layouts as well as individual models. This gallery continues to expand as members add more examples of their work.

Sales and 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. This is a members only page.

Bring and 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 and videos

The Guild has a huge library of over 150 slide shows and over 100 videos available to members

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.

Service for Executors and Trustees

The Guild runs an service for executors and trustees to enable stock of deceased members to be sold either directly or at one of our shows

Other benefits include access to a comphrehensive Technical Manual, hints and tips, Garden Railways, Small Layouts Vol 1 and collections of drawings