Information, Help &
Sample Instruction
  Links to Useful Contacts
Businesses & Friendly Folk
- The Gauge 0 Guild -
  The worlds largest and friendliest organisation for the promotion of 0 gauge. The G-0-G have over 5000 members and organise three large shows each year to help promote 0 gauge products. Their professionally produced members magazine the G-0-G Gazette is the first point of reference to find out who produces what in 0 gauge. If you are a newcomer to 0 gauge I would recommend membership.


- Friendly online Model Railway Forum -
  Tom (aka Toto) says:- We are a friendly group of like minded individuals with a broad interest and knowledge of all things model railway related. We cover all scales, era's and general disciplines. We welcome all people regardless of their experience or ability. Pop in for a browse and if you like what you see then climb abourd.
- Robin Pulham -
  Website of husband and wife Robin and Chris Pulham. Full of lots of photos of Robins personal modelling with some very arty paint finishes. An ideal site to visit for inspiration particularly if you want to encourage your wife to do those paint jobs that you have yet to get around to.
- Steven Rowe, NSW, Australia -
Steven has featured the full build of his J15 in a series of YouTube videos.
  or try inputting “Steven Rowe J15 loco build, youtube” into your search engine.
Steven has featured the full build of his Polly, 0 gauge loco starter kit, in a series of YouTube videos.
  or try inputting “Steven Rowe, Connoisseur 0 gauge loco kit build CL-Polly 040, youtube” into your search engine
- Clubs With 0 Gauge Sections -

East Suffolk, Waveney Valley Model Railway Club

Carlisle & District 0 Gauge Group

Bristol 0 Gauge Group

Wexford Model Railway Club

  Are you a member of a friendly club that would welcome new 0 gauge modellers. If so drop me a line with details if you would like me to provide a link.
- Suppliers of Useful Components -

Wheels and Detailing Components
Slater’s Plastikard, Old Road, Darley Dale,
Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2ER.
Telephone 01629 734053, Fax 01629 732235,

Transfers for Lettering
Historical Model Railway Society (HMRS)
  Transfers are available from their website: https://hmrs.org.uk/transfers.html (via a click and add to shopping basket then check out with bank card system). Be aware that the initial price you see may be for the 4mm scale, 00 gauge sheet, when you have added the sheet to the basket you will be required to enter scale (7mm) and type (pressfix) the price will then update (7mm sheet is around 3 times the cost of a 4mm sheet). Illustrations of each transfer sheet are on the web site.

  Illustration of GWR goods vehicle insignia sheet, one sheet will provide lettering for dozens of projects. Link below will take you to home page and then look for and click on the transfer icon.
Fox Transfers
  This company produces a very wide range of high quality water slide transfers and promote themselves as the livery people (a description that I would not argue with). Fox Transfers Ltd, Unit 5 Priory Business Park, Wistow Road, Kibworth, Leicestershire, LE8 0RX. Tel 0116 319 4950.
Railtec Models
  This company produces a growing range of high quality water slide transfers particularly producing dedicated small sheets for batches of similar vehicles. For example they have dedicated sheets for many of the bolster wagons in my range. Also custom transfers at very competitive prices.
- Suppliers of Tools -
Squires Model & Craft Tools
  Squires Model & Craft Tools, 100 London Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 1DD, Telephone 01243 842424, Fax 01243 842525. They have built their Business & order system around an excellent printed catalogue. Give them a ring and ask them to send you a free catalogue (ask for tools & materials catalogue as they also do art & craft materials catalogue etc). Once you have got a catalogue you will see how good a system it is and how good a firm Squires are to deal with. Also they have an excelent sales stand at shows.
  Roger has also built a web site to complement the catalogues. This is very clever and alows you to select sections of the catalogue to download as pdf pages so that you can view them or print them off as you wish. Visit the web site or use sales@squirestools.com to order a catalogue.
- Other Suppliers & Businesses -
UK Model Shop Directory
  The Model Shop Directory is a very good site for finding all sorts of specialist suppliers and producers. Despite the name most of the listings are not physical high street model shops. When you first visit this site try navigating by selecting, Suppliers A-Z - Suppliers Listed by Description - 7mm Scale.
  All my locomotive and brake van kits include appropriate cast figures supplied unpainted. Carole Boisclair painted for me a set of these figures & I think they are absolutely beautiful.
- Prototype Information -
  Additional pleasure can be gained by researching the prototype history of the railway you are modelling or the kit you are building. The line societies and good reference books are a rich source of information.
Great Eastern Railway Society
  The GER Society caters for those who are interested in the railways of East Anglia from their building to the present day. They publish information on subjects as diverse as the opening of the Wisbech & Upwell tramway and the building of the Channel Tunnel rail link.
North Eastern Railway Association
  The NERA is also an excellent starting point for those interested in the railways of this area.
The Historical Model Railway Society
  The senior society in Britain for the collection and exchange of information for historians and modellers of the railways of the British Isles.
Bob Pearman Books
  Bob carries extensive stocks of a wide range of specialist railway books and is very knowledgeable about much of their contents. He is very friendly and the sort of bloke that if you told him you was building an LNER J15 kit and wanted a book with reference photos. He would be able to recommend one or at least check that the book would be suitable before taking your money.
- Battery Powered Radio Control -

  Battery power and radio control are subjects that a number of customers have asked me about. I have absolutely no personal experience or knowledge in this area.

  Fortunately Canadian customer Robert P Langlois has successfully fitted it into a number of my loco kits. He has written a very comprehensive article for a North American Journal and has kindly made it available as a pdf. If you are interested in battery power or radio control then this is your starting point.
- Richard Gawler Battery Power Radio Control J15 -
  Essex customer, Richard Gawler, fitted battery power radio control to a J15 in 2023. Richards approach and the equipment he used was different to Robert P Langlois build. Richard also very kindly produced a write up as a downloadable pdf.
- Photo Gallery of Customers Models -
  I am delighted to see photos of customers finished models and if the image clarity is suitable I am linking them to the appropriate kits web page in a Customers Photo Gallery.
  If you would like to send me a couple of photos of a model (jpeg about 250KB size) then I have a secondary E mail address that I find ideal for this sort of photo & file transfer.
Please Send to:- james.mcgeown2@btinternet.com
  Please include your name and any short text that you would like alongside the photo. I normally have a good website updating session quarterly so it may be a couple of months before the photos appear.
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