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The Broad Gauge Society


BGS Membership

Membership of the Broad Gauge Society is open to people interested in this magnificent 19th century railway system.

The annual subscription for residents of the United Kingdom is a reasonable £ 20.00 each year;  although new members are asked to pay a one-off joining fee of £ 5.00 to cover the cost of a welcome pack.  This includes much background information on the Society, our products and publications, and where to find information and artefacts.

For Overseas members, there is an annual supplement to cover postage -  of  (UK) £ 5.00 to Europe, or for worldwide surface mail; or  (UK) £ 10.00 for airmail outside Europe.  However, please note that due to recent increases in U.K. postal charges, these supplements will be revised shortly.

We accept BACS transfer for subs and purchases by prior arrangement (please obtain details from the Membership Secretary), or you may pay by cheque.

Membership includes receiving a copy of the Society's Journal 'The Broadsheet', which is published twice a year on glossy art paper, and contains articles on prototype and modelling subjects.  Copies of back issues are available to new members.

In addition, the Society publishes a bi-monthly News-Sheet giving news of forthcoming meetings, new modelling kits, and other items of interest to members.  These may include A4 Data Sheets, containing scale drawings of items of rolling stock or permanent way, along with their dimensions and ownership history.  (There is an index to previously issued data sheets on this site).

An email discussion group is available to members, to ask questions or exchange information with other BGS members.

Also, access to a unique range of modelling supplies for creating broad gauge layouts.

The BGS have published several books and booklets, often available only to members.

For further Information

Please e-mail your postal address to our Membership Secretary at -  - who will send you full details and an application form.