“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 19 November 2019

Diary updated (below)


Forthcoming events


November 30

Malcolm Harrison’s “Achalraj” will be at the Letchworth MRC exhibition. Details here.

December 1

Group pre-Christmas meal at the Cock Inn, North Crawley. Please note that bookings have now CLOSED.

January 26

MODELLING AFTERNOON 2-5pm, Great Gransden Reading Rooms, Fox Street, Great Gransden SG19 3AA. (Hosted by Stephen Sullivan)

February 15 & 16

Brian Key’s “Ilfracombe East” will be at the Milton Keynes MRC Exhibition at Stantonbury Leisure Centre, MK14 6BN. Details here.

February 23

MODELLING AFTERNOON at Flitwick (to be confirmed)

March 29

MODELLING AFTERNOON 2.15 – 5.15pm (note later start) at Simpson Village Hall, Hanmer Road, Simpson, Milton Keynes MK6 3AE. (Hosted by Brian Key)

April 18

Brian Key’s “Ilfracombe East” will be at the Luton MRC exhibition, Stopsley High School, Luton LU2 7UX. Details here.

April 26

MODELLING AFTERNOON, 2-5pm, Farley Hill Methodist Church Hall, Luton. (Hosted by Malcolm Harrison)

May 31

OPEN DAY.  Date, venue & other details to be confirmed.

June 19-21

Brian Key’s “Ilfracombe East” will be at the GCR Model Event, Quorn & Woodhouse Station. Details here.


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.