West Midlands Area Group

G Scale Society - West Midlands

About Us

The West Midlands area group covers the Birmingham / West Midlands conurbation and Worcestershire. We hold monthly meetings at our club room, the Scout HQ, next to St Mary’s Church Hall, in Solihull on Saturdays between September and May – see diary for dates. The club room is only minutes away from junction 5 of the M42.
We have our own club layout which is available for any member to run trains on during meetings, see “Blythe Valley” below. Refreshments are available throughout the day. There are members bring and buy stalls and retailers’ sales stands at some of our gatherings. Our usual traders are:

The Sparesman (07968595754) and John Sutton Books and Models (johnsuttonbooksandmodels.co.uk)  are our usual traders. John Sutton is offering a 5% discount to West Midlands G Scale Society members on all Accucraft live steam locomotives and rolling stock. Proof of membership may be required.

Anyone contemplating joining us is always welcome to attend one of these monthly meetings to see what we get up to.
Additionally, one of our meetings (usually in February) incorporates our annual model railway exhibition.
During the Summer months many of our members hold open days on their own railways thus providing us with a full social calendar throughout the year. We like to see ourselves as a friendly bunch and would welcome anyone who has an interest in G Scale to come and join us.
For more details, contact Paul Blake Group leader 01299 826022


The West Midlands G Scale Group hosts an active Gn15 section

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The West Midlands G Scale hosts an annual Model Railway Exhibition

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One I Made Earlier

The West Midlands G Scale Group has many talented modellers. To see examples of their work

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Our Layouts

The West Midlands G Scale Group has two layouts To see details

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Peter & Gill Reynolds’ Open Day at Cheslyn Hay on Saturday 21/07/2018 has had to be cancelled as they have experienced flooding following the recent heavy rains.

Paul Blake has offered to step in and hold a second Open day on the 21st July. He does stress that it will be tea and cakes only, not the usual gastronomic spread.

Mike Thornhill has also agreed to open his garden on Sunday 29/07/2018. More details will follow shortly.

Paul struggles with his Allegra
pat and Joyce Finch - taken By Dave Tilling
A Club Meet

Our Dates

Indoor Meetings



15th September
11am to 4pm
Scouts’ Hall, Hobs Meadow

13th October
11am to 4pm
Scouts’ Hall, Hobs Meadow

17th November
11am to 4pm
Scouts’ Hall, Hobs Meadow

8th December
11am to 4pm
Scouts’ Hall, Hobs Meadow


12th January
11am to 4pm
Scouts’ Hall, Hobs Meadow

9th February
11am to 4pm
Scouts’ Hall, Hobs Meadow

9th March
11am to 4pm
Scouts’ Hall, Hobs Meadow

13th April
11am to 4pm
Scouts’ Hall, Hobs Meadow

11th May
11am to 4pm
Scouts’ Hall, Hobs Meadow



Diary Dates

Garden Visits

7th May (Bank Holiday Monday) Alan Eccles – 2 pm
Tel: 0121 2438446

2nd June – Saturday – Dave Hollis – 1 pm
Heath Hayes, Cannock
Tel: 01543 270653

10th June – Sunday – Paul Blake – 1.30 pm
Tel: 01299 826022

23rd June – Saturday – Laurie & Lin Smallwood –  2pm
South Littleton
Tel: 01386 831171

14th July Saturday – 1 pm
Roy & Gerry Pedder – Wolverhampton
Tel: 0190 2752061

21st July – Saturday – 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm
Peter & Gill Reynolds – Cheslyn Hay, Staffs.
Tel: 0192 2417737 – CANCELLED

21st July – Saturday – Paul Blake – 1.30 pm
Tea and Cakes
Tel: 01299 826022

29th July – Sunday – Mike Thornhill
01568 614336

11th Aug – Saturday – Dave Tilling – 1 pm
Tel: 0121 7830917

26th Aug – Sunday – Mike Rymill – 1pm
Tel: 0121 4756424


Gn15 Group

See Us at G Rail

Other Dates

G Rail
Harvey Hadden Sports Village, Wigman Road,
Nottingham NG8 4PB
Sunday 13th May 2018

Sutton Model Railway Exhibition,
Bishop Walsh School, Wylde Green Rd, Sutton Coldfield B76 1QT
Saturday/Sunday, April 28/29 20187