Welcome to the web site of the M5 M50 NGM

Covid-19 update 04/09/2020:

Next meeting will be on Friday 25th September.  Please note that our meetings will now be on the last Friday of each month until further notice.

The lock down restrictions are gradually being relaxed and places like the hall in Twyning, where we meet, are now able to reopen providing they and the people who use them comply with certain requirements. We have been discussing these with the Twyning Committee and we have agreed that we will start meeting from the end of September. The move to a Friday meeting is to help the hall with their cleaning operations for the playgroup held each weekday.  

The guidelines are being discussed and we will probably be restricted to about 25 to 30 people – fairly typical for our meetings, and would have to observe social distancing which will include wearing face coverings. We need to maintain a contact list and likely be responsible for the cleaning down of any surfaces and tables that we use or touch. We don’t see these as show stoppers but you will have to bring your own mug or cup.

All are welcome but you must book your place beforehand by contacting us through the contact page as we cover a fairly wide area and we would not want anyone to make a wasted journey if we are at capacity.  This will also help with the contact list requirement and reduce the use of pen/paper and potential contamination.  For the same reason we have decided that the remaining 3 meetings for 2020 will be free.

We will provide an update when we have more information.

As we haven’t been able to meet since February we have been producing a monthly newsletter to help us stay in touch.  These are available here:

M5-M50 NGM News – April 2020

M5-M50 NGM News – May Pt 1 2020

M5-M50 NGM News – May Pt 2 2020

M5-M50 NGM News – June 2020

M5-M50 NGM News – July 2020

M5-M50 NGM News – August 2020

We will probably continue to produce the newsletter based on our meetings and any contributions as some of us will either not wish to attend or be able to attend and we would like to keep in touch with as many members as possible.

The newsletters have been emailed out to all the members for which we have an email.  If you haven’t received any message it will either be because we don’t have your email or we have the wrong email.  Please contact us if you wish to be added to the email distribution.

Formed around 2010 from a group of like-minded narrow gauge railway enthusiasts, the group was aptly named due to the meeting location at Twyning.  The Village hall kindly agreed to the construction of a small cupboard where the test track boards and controllers could be stored. 

The first exhibition was held at the Corse and Stanton Village Hall in October 2011 and repeated in the following two years.  The fourth show was help in October 2015, again at the Corse and Stanton Village Hall. 

Whilst these shows were great fun, the venue was too small to accommodate all of the exhibitors and traders who wanted to come along.  Hence, it was decided to hold a much larger show in Tewkesbury in 2017.  Although that show was a great success, the venue was too fragmented and we have decided to return to the original (albeit much smaller) venue.

Photo galleries for the 2012, 2015, 2017 and 2019 shows are available on the Gallery page.

Our last show was held on the 19th October 2019 at Corse & Staunton Village Hall and at the moment we have not made a decision on when to hold the next one. 

Links to other Model Railway associated web sites:
The 009 Society
The 7mm Narrow Gauge Association