UK Meet for Modellers of US Narrow Gauge
The Slim Gauge Circle is an informal group of over 150 UK (plus some overseas) based modellers interested in North American narrow gauge railroads. The Circle was founded 25 years ago to provide a meeting place where the emphasis was on modelling, exchange of ideas, meeting old and making new friends plus some trading.
We hold "get togethers" twice a year at the Bilton Social Club, near Rugby, in May and November nominally from 10.00am to 16.00pm, and publish a newsletter at least twice a year, sometimes more depending on content availability.
Members' interests include Colorado, Maine, logging and mining in all scales. The meeting venue provides refreshments from noon. Specialist traders and suppliers attend, and we have members own "bring and buy" tables and various models/layouts on display. Sometimes a "clinic" style presentation will be given in the early afternoon – if a member volunteers.
Membership dues are very reasonable (£5 per year to cover the costs of the hall and newsletter). Interested visitors are welcomed to their first meeting for a nominal charge. We are not affiliated to other organisations such as the NMRA.
The Circle has a Yahoo group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SlimGaugeCircle