“Achalraj” by Malcolm Harrison, based on the Darjeeling Railway in India.

Who we are and what we do

We model narrow-gauge railways, mainly in what is known as “009”. That is to say, we model in 4mm/ft scale (1:76), but using 9mm gauge track (‘N’ gauge) to represent railways with a gauge between 2ft. and 2ft. 6ins. We are even more flexible than this; we use ‘HO’ scale (3.5mm/ft) as well to represent gauges up to 1 metre.

Our interests go beyond 4mm or 3.5mm/ft narrow gauge modelling, to include larger or smaller scales and even standard gauge. Some of our members model narrow gauge railways in O scale (7mm/foot, 1:43.5), 1:22 and 1:35 scale, running on 9mm or 16.5mm gauge track.

Our common interest is narrow-gauge models, and we support (although we are not affiliated to) the 009 Society, with its national and international connections.


Updates to this website

Last reviewed on 17 July 2020

The next phase of the modular project is now under way, and we will be circulating the master linker board to those who can make use of it. Details on the Modular Project page, together with latest news on how the individual modules are progressing.

Some of the Group are meeting online using the “Zoom” programme.  Virtual meetings will take place fortnightly, and the whole Group should receive an invitation. Given that you have the right hardware, you simply click on the link in the invitation if you wish to join in. We are aware that not all the group have the equipment necessary to take part, or perhaps the inclination to do so, and we have resolved not to make any decisions in these sessions that will impact on other Group members.

Instead we hope that the wider group will contribute to the “Lockdown Projects” featured on this website (“Projects” page).


Northampton & District Group

We continue to receive copies of their Newsletter from the Northampton & District Group, our near neighbours, a.k.a. the Heart of England Narrow Gauge Modellers. If you would like an e-copy to be forwarded to you, please contact Brian Key.


Latest 009 Products:

The new Decauville coaches are now in production from Minitrains. Dundas Models have stock:


Here is the PECO van in its “Fish” guise, as produced for AGR Models. It is running on Malcolm’s “Hayes Quay”:

The 009 Society

The Beds & Bucks Narrow Gauge Modellers are supporters of the 009 Society. If you have enjoyed visiting this site and wish to know more about the Society, click here.