Welcome to the home of
Isle of Man Railways 15mm Scale Modelling Group

  DJB Model Engineering live steam "Fenella"
(Photograph courtesy of Geoff Munday, Lightline)

Modelling the Isle of Man Railway, the Manx Northern Railway and the Groudle Glen Railway is well supported by a wide range of products from the likes of:

and other suppliers, including IOM15milgroup individual members.

Upcoming / Future Events:

Please check dates / times with event organisers before making travel arrangements and setting out.
Start DateDurationEvent
14 March 2020 2 days Midlands Garden Railway Show 
4 April 2020 1 day only National Garden Railway Show 
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About Us:

Although our roots date back to the 1990’s, the IOM15milgroup was established on-line in 2011 to provide a virtual ‘club house’ for enthusiasts interested in modelling the 3ft (and 2ft) gauge railways of the Isle of Man.

Our current membership numbers close to 100 with a geographic spread across all the continents.

Why choose 15mm to 1ft scale? Well it allows modelling the 3ft gauge Isle of Man railways at a precise scale using readily available 45mm gauge track. It's also expressed as 1:20.3 scale, or Fn3 scale by American model railroaders.

Garden railways dominate this scale, with a choice of Live Steam, battery electric or DC track power being used.

Whether a garden railway, indoor layout or static mantelpiece exhibit, we feel there is no better time to be modelling 3ft (and 2ft) gauge Isle of Man railways in 15mm (and 7/8 inch) scale than right now. A number of members operate garden railways or indoor layouts.

The IOM15milgroup attends some of the many large-scale model railway exhibitions in the UK, including the National Garden Railway Show, but is here on-line to share information, ideas and inspiration.

Are you on Facebook?  Then join in the discussion on the Isle of Man Railway Modeling group page.



We're an e-group affiliated with the 16mm Association of Narrow Gauge Modellers. Click on the thrumbnail image to visit their website. Become an individual 16mmNGM member and receive their publications.


  • National Garden Railway Show 2020 This annual show is taking place on Saturday 4 April 2020 at the Peterborough Arena, East of England Showground, 10am to 5pm.Live steam all day, 19 layouts and over ...
    Posted 2 Jan 2020, 03:38 by Ed More
  • IMR 'E' Van in Modified Livery A new batch of the IMR Brake 'E' Vans has been produced by Accucraft and are now available from its UK dealers, sporting a subtle variation on the maroon & cream ...
    Posted 15 Nov 2019, 04:01 by Ed More
  • IMR Goods Van in 15mm Scale A belated highlight of Accucraft's announcement that their models of the early IMR G Vans are now in production, with and without porthole variants.From the production sample photo ...
    Posted 11 Nov 2019, 10:15 by Ed More
  • New IMR 'Half Brake' Pairs Carriage Accucraft have announced production of a new 'might have been' IMR "Pairs" carriage, using the bodies of a 4-wheel carriage and an 'E' van.  The livery matches the previous ...
    Posted 31 May 2019, 12:55 by Ed More
  • Ex-CDRJC Railcar No.20 - 15mm Scale Accucraft's Isle of Man (ex-CDR) Railcar No.20 in 15mm scale has 'landed' on UK soil and should be with pre-order customers very shortly.We expect to ...
    Posted 21 Mar 2019, 11:05 by Ed More
  • National Garden Railway Show 2019 This annual show is taking place on Saturday 6 April 2019 at the Peterborough Arena, East of England Showground, 10am to 5pm.Live steam all day, 16 layouts and over ...
    Posted 19 Feb 2019, 06:33 by Ed More
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