West Sussex Group

Welcome to our website which will keep you up to date with the events as they happen. We need articles to put up here so if you have some information that you would like to share please send it in. Any information that you wish to go into the G Scale Society Magazine then please send that into Keith Whitcomb. Please remember you can send in direct any articles to the society but please can you copy Keith in so that we do not duplicate entries.

If you are a new member or thinking of joining us then please read the newsletters, look at the diary and you can see what is coming, view the gallery and see photo records of the events and gardens. Go to contacts and find our contact details.

We do not meet on a weekly or monthly basis but as and when someone wishes to open their garden for members and friends to join in an afternoon of running your trains on someone else’s garden track.

Remember we also welcome younger members with an adult and we do not have a problem with running Thomas and his friends or Play mobile trains.

Across the winter we do hold indoor events. Check the Diary updates.

What do we run? This will depend on the layout but over the year it is usually possible to find an afternoon when one or more of the following options will be available:-

  • Live steam,
  • Multi train systems of varying kinds,
  • Radio controlled battery
  • Analogue.

Come and talk to us as there is a wealth of knowledge about setting up and running G Scale (45mm) trains in the garden
Please let us know what you think of events and how we can improve them.


June 8th from 12.00 Meet at the Frankland Arms, Washington for chat/drink/lunch. Contact Keith if you’re coming along. 07761 986499 [email protected]

 June 16th 14.15 to 17.15




Mikes running afternoon. Numbers restricted, so please contact Mike if you intend to come along 07921 819724 [email protected]



 July 16-17

(Setup day Friday 15th)


Teddy Bears Picnic at Wyvale Garden Centre, Pulborough, RH20 1DS. Please contact Keith if you can help out. [email protected]


23 -24 July

Amberley Rail Gala. We have been offered the Barn at Amberley for their Rail Gala weekend to put the full West Sussex layout in. Brian T has offered to take charge of setting up & running during the weekend. Help is required for the setting up & taking down of the layout on Friday & Sunday respectively. Members will also be required to run the layout on Saturday & Sunday. Please contact Keith if you can help out. 07761 986499 [email protected] Please note email only from 14/6 until 6/7.


September 11th

 Julian’s running afternoon. Please contact Julian nearer the date, to confirm your attendance. [email protected]












 East Sussex running dates at Redcoat Orchard. 6,15,25 June. 4,13.23 July. 1,10,20 August.