The Ten & a Quarter Inch Gauge Railway Society AGM was held at Haven Place, Stapleford Miniature Railway near Melton Mowbray at 2pm on Sunday 4 September 2016. Those members who attended were able to enjoy nearly 2 miles of scenic track, being hauled by the SMR’s impressive Berkshire US locomotive. A fuller report will appear soon.
The Ten & a Quarter Inch Gauge Railway Society is an internet based organisation for everyone interested in miniature railways between 8 and 12½ inches. The track gauge of 10¼ inches allows for a wide variety of trains to be constructed and run. The history of this gauge started with private railways and quickly became an option for pleasure railways open to the public.
We will provide a source of information and support for railways principally of 10¼ inch gauge but also for those railways between 8 inch gauge and up to and including 12½ inch gauge who have so far not been covered by other groups.
There are now a number of 10¼ inch gauge public railways which carry very significant passenger numbers. They are spread across the UK from Scotland to Cornwall.