Welcome to the G Scale Scotland Web Site.

Although we have our own constitution G Scale Scotland is an Area Group of the G Scale Society.

Members of our Group are encouraged to join the Society although it is not a requirement it does help you get the most out of the Hobby and they produce a very good quarterly Journal.

What is 'G' Scale?

G scale was introduced in about 1968 by Ernst Paul Lehmann Patentwerk under the brand name LGB and was intended for indoor and outdoor use.

The G name comes from the German word groß (gross) meaning "big". It generally covers all Large Scale model railways run in the garden.

'G' does not really represent a scale but rather a variety scales which run on 45mm Gauge track. LGB who produce trains at 1:22.5 generally represents European Narrow Gauge Trains. Bachmann produce American Narrow Gauge trains at a scale of 1:20.3 running on 45mm track and this is also known as F Scale. Standard Gauge Trains are also run on 45mm track and they are usually 1:29 Scale.
Our members have a wide spectrum of interests from running trains with a European or American Theme or even Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends for the Grandchildren. Some prefer the excitement of Live Steam whilst others run Locos under Electrical Power, Digital Command Control or Analogue or the freedom of Battery Power.

Most Large Scale Railways are in our members gardens so we do not have club premises. In recent years we have constructed a portable Layout which we erect for our winter meetings. Members bring alone their own locos to run battery, electric or even the Live Steam.

During the warmer months from May to September G Scale Scotland arrange open days to view the various railways constructed by our members.


During the colder months from October to March indoor meetings are held in Blackburn which is reasonably situated to facilitate travelling from either the East or West of Scotland.


Here we are at Model Rail Scotland 2015:


We aim to publish a newsletter every quarter but that is very dependent on input from members of the Group. Elsewhere on this web site you can find some tips on setting up a railway in your garden, Events and details of our meetings.

If you would like to know more or attend one of our events please contact the Secretary at gscale.scotland@outlook.com
If you wish to know more about the G Scale Society, which covers the whole of the UK you are invited to visit their Website at http://www.g-scale-society.co.uk/ where you will find information on what benefits are to be had from membership of the Society.