Welcome to the website of the Ten and a Quarter Inch Gauge Railway Society.
We are an internet based society for all those interested in miniature railways between 8″ and 12½” The track gauge of 10¼” 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” gauge but also for those railways between 8″ gauge and up to and including 12½” gauge who have so far not been covered by other groups.
There are now a number of 10¼” gauge public railways which carry very significant passenger numbers. They are spread across the UK from Scotland to Cornwall.
Recently 12¼” 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.