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
26 October 2019 1 Day Only Exeter 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.

Like to Join Us?

If you are intereste
d in joining the IOM15milgroup, please email:  railwayman   at   manx.net.

Isle of Man railway modellers of any island-based Manx prototype in any scale / gauge are most welcome. Our models are predominantly 15mm scale using 45mm gauge track of course, but range from OOn3 (4mm scale using 12mm gauge track) up to 5 inch (42.3mm scale using 127mm gauge track).


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.


  • 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
  • Last Call for Accucraft 'Mona' The 15mm scale models of Isle of Man 2-4-0 locomotive No.5 Mona are due for delivery shortly.Accucraft UK say in their December 2018 newsletter "We have ...
    Posted 1 Dec 2018, 09:34 by Ed More
  • Garden Rail Magazine - Manx Magnificence The November 2018 issue (No.291) of Garden Rail magazine has a six page article of Andy Taylor's Manx-themed Little Angel Light Railway, with a separate article on ...
    Posted 24 Oct 2018, 10:30 by Ed More
  • GDPR - Records Update   The IOM15milgroup member records have now been updated.  If you are unable to access 'member only' pages of our website with your previous sign-in details, please contact admin@iom15milgroup ...
    Posted 29 May 2018, 04:19 by Ed More
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