The Yorkshire Group of 16mm N.G. Modellers Ltd

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The Yorkshire Group of 16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers Limited

(Founded in 2007)

The Yorkshire Group of 16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers Limited is a private company limited by guarantee

Registered in England and Wales No. 6286353

Membership is recorded by inviting people to enter their name, address, email address and telephone number in a register at The Annual General Meeting in November. Details are entered in respect of each calendar year and the current annual subscription is £nil.

If you want to join the Yorkshire Group email list which lets you know about events, the AGM, changes to open day schedules, Yorkshire Garden Railway Show etc please contact John Toseland [ Secretary ] at

New Year Steam Up 2024.

A reminder to all 16mm Members that it's not long now until the New Year Steam Up on the 6th of January 2024 - see the notice in Diary Dates, Weekend and Midweek running for full details. Please ensure you have booked in and pre-ordered food, if required, by the 1st of January. During NYSU we will be presenting our donation with a big cheque hand-over to representatives of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Come and support this event which helps us in our support of the YAA. After all when it's cold outside and the garden is a quagmire what could be better than playing trains in the warm!

In the NEWS : November HRM Open Day

Yorkshire Photo of the Week

Roundhouse Merseysider at Great Willowgarth : John Toseland

Trains in the Landscape:

W&LLR Diema at Llanfair : Trev Oughton

16mm Projects : No 14 Good as new!


STEAM VIDEO : Yorkshire Garden Railway Show 2023

Members of the company receive a copy of the Report of the Directors and Annual Financial Statements and are entitled to vote at the Annual General Meeting.

The current directors are :

Michael Bastow, David Mason, Phil Thompson [ Treasurer ]

John Toseland [ Secretary ] Dave Webb [ Publicity ] Matthew Widdop and

Gerv Wright [ Exhibitions Managers ] Tony Wright [ Chairman and Safety ]

The main purpose of the Company is to organise Events and Open Days in Yorkshire and to oversee the running of the Yorkshire Garden Railway Show.
These events included a number of shows and full-day garden railway meetings. In addition, members in Huddersfield, South Yorkshire and the Leeds and Bradford area get together regularly on spring and summer afternoons and evenings. The "Huddersfield and District Shed [ which also runs indoors in winter ], " "Sheffield Shed” and “Leeds and Bradford Shed” are a popular informal way to enjoy playing with steam (and battery) trains in the garden. Our open days are very sociable affairs.

The Yorkshire Garden Railway Show takes place over one day, usually in the last weekend in September. One of the larger shows in the garden railway show calendar, visitors can expect to see at least four large layouts and more than thirty suppliers of garden railway equipment.

In 2024 the Show will be held at Barrow Hill Roundhouse on Saturday 28 September

Mount Dowd, Dixon Green Light Railway and Saed-y-Parc
The company owns three portable layouts constructed to 16mm scale, together with trailers used to store and transport the layouts.

Mount Dowd is a large layout that is ideal for operating a number of trains at once; Dixon Green is a large scenic layout more suitable for smaller and geared locos, and Saed-y-Parc is a end to end dumb-bell with sidings and scenic interest. Dixon Green and Saed-y-Parc can be joined together to form one very large layout.

We are all involved in 16mm Narrow Gauge Modelling in or around Yorkshire. We also have friendships and activities that cross the boundaries of Yorkshire to adjacent counties.
Many members have their own garden railway. This is not a necessity, however, since there is plenty of opportunity to run trains on other members’ railways. Indeed, a good introduction to the hobby is to try and work your way around all the open days and other activities – you will probably need around two years to fit them all in!

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Disclaimer The opinions on these web pages are not necessarily those of the Board of Directors nor Company and should not be taken as Company policy. Further we have no connection with any firm mentioned herein. The Yorkshire Group of 16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers Ltd as publisher and the Web Site Manager cannot be held responsible for any error that may occur in the text. Reliance placed upon the contents of these web pages is at the readers' own risk.


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