Welcome to the web site of the M5 M50 NGM

Urgent notice regarding an event that was due to take place before our January meeting.

Good Morning All,

Wishing you all a Happy New Year.

Given the current situation with Covid-19, the Trent Valley Area Group have taken the decision to reschedule our Open Day on the 29th January.

We feel that at the moment there are too many uncertainties to be able to go ahead safely on the original date.

We have agreed a new date of Saturday 9th April 2022 from 10am to 4pm, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall in Mickleover.

Best Wishes,

Neil Blair
Trent Valley Area Group Coordinator

Our meetings have resumed and will continue to run in as safe way as possible.

The next meeting will be on Monday 24th January 2022 starting at 7.30pm.  

Our meetings in 2022 will be on the 4th Monday of each month.  The dates are

24th January
28th February
28th March
25th April
23rd May
27th June
25th July
22nd August
26th September
24th October
28th November

The following measures have been adopted for our meetings until further notice while we try to find the optimum way forward:

  • Paper plates, cups and disposable cutlery or bring your own mug.
  • Biscuits and individual cakes so that cakes don’t have to be handled for cutting up.
  • Hand sanitiser at the serving hatch, wipes to clean surfaces and table tops.
  • Attendees to wear masks as much as possible.

We hope these measures will give members the confidence they need to attend and we are happy to discuss your views on what you would like to do for future meetings.

As we hadn’t been able to meet since February 2020 we have been producing a monthly newsletter to help us stay in touch.  With the resumption of our face-to-face meetings the September 2021 newsletter was the last one. 

All the newsletters 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

M5-M50 NGM News – September 2020



Bonus Christmas Issue! M5-M50-NGM-News-December-2020










Bonus Christmas Issue – December 2021

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