Introduction

The Kent Local Area Group

The Kent Local Area Group of the G Scale Society was formed in 1996 covering the whole of the County of Kent.

The local group is run by a committee which, with the help of members, organises a programme of activities including:-
  • "Open Days"
  • Indoor Winter Meets
  • Other visits & events

"Open Days" are where members open their gardens to members and on occasions to the public as well, so that members can meet together bringing our trains to run on those tracks.

Two Indoor Meets, to run trains, are held in halls across the county. This gives members the opportunity to run trains regardless of the outside weather and have a social day. The more locos, coaches and trucks brought along to run the merrier.

Currently events are held at :-

  • Teynham in January

  • Pratts Bottom in Autumn until 2023 after many years

  • Luton (Kent)in October

The Group has a portable exhibition layout called Garden of England Railway (GER) for further details Click Here or the link at the top of the page.

Details of Group events and other visits are displayed in the Events Diary and are usually circulated to members by email from time to time.


How do you join the local group ? for more information

G Scale Society

This is a national organisation for those interested in large scale model railways which are usually found in gardens.

The Society produces a magazine four times a year known as "G Scale Journal" which contains articles by members about their railways and projects and also includes dates and venues of events around the country.

Until the Pandemic came along, in April each year there was a national meeting known as "G Rail" held which included many layouts and plenty of dealers . At this event the Society held its AGM where the Committee was elected.  For latest details of the next events and AGM look at the National website by Clicking Here.