The Gauge O Guild came into existence on this day 61 years ago as a result of the fear that the “senior scale” would not survive without such an organisation.
It is now the largest single scale organisation in the world with around 6000 members. Similar organisations now exist in France & Germany with much the same aims.
After some very lean times the scale has gone through a huge renaissance in recent years with Heljan, Dapol and Oxford providing a range of RTR products for the British market at reasonable prices. Numerous smaller players have also been adding to the number of locos and rolling stock in RTR- mainly suitable for smaller layouts.
Happy Birthday GOG