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Full Steam Ahead

This article was published in October 2011. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

Bedfordshire Area Group of
The Association of 16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers

We are the local group of The Association of Narrow Gauge Modellers. Our membership is drawn from the neighbouring counties of Beds, Bucks and Herts and currently stands at around 30 members.

We meet monthly at the Eaton Bray Village Hall. The clubs exhibition layout is called Ridgmont, which takes its name from the Bedfordshire village where the club was formed over 20 years ago. During our meetings, members bring along their own locomotives and rolling stock to run on the club layout, Ridgmont, and other visiting layouts. The locomotives are a mix of Live Steam engines, most of which are gas fired, and a small number of coal fired engines. During quiet periods, when a member is waiting to raise steam, a strange assortment of battery powered engines can be seen making leisurely progress around the layout.

Visitors are always welcome at our club meetings. Any 16mm members from other groups are also welcome to bring along one of their own engines.

A full list of our clubs meeting dates can be found on the club's website at

If you would like further details or are interested in joining our club you may contact our club secretary: Chris Pretty on 01442 244345.

Source: Focus, October 2011