Welcome

Welcome to the website of the Ten & a Quarter Inch Gauge Railway Society

We are an internet based society 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 welcome your news and photographs. Please email news, pictures, snippets, tips and whatever you think might interest your fellow enthusiasts.

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. Recently 12¼ inch gauge has become better established for public railways as the wider track gauge allows for more comfortable rolling stock at minimal extra cost; examples are the Fairbourne Railway in Wales and Exbury Gardens in Hampshire.