The West Lancashire O Gauge Group was formed in 1956, at about the same time as the Gauge '0' Guild, to which it is affiliated. The Guild was formed to promote a scale which was declining due to the development of smaller scales, more suitable for building layouts in small modern houses.
The West Lancs Group was set up as a one-scale society in order to concentrate and capitalise on the particular advantages of Gauge 0. After 50 years, the Group had to move out of its original premises and now has excellent accommodation in Bootle.
We currently have a Test Track, an end-to-end branch line, with extension under construction and a continuous-run main-line layout with Motive Power Depot and single-track branch.
We publish a quarterly magazine for members, in full colour, and this is available in either electronic or printed format. The electronic file is in Portable Document Format (.PDF), in either e-View or e-Print version, and is sent to your nominated email address.