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
10 March 2018 1 Day Narrow Gauge North 2018 
17 March 2018 Until 18 March 2018 Large Scale Model Rail 2018 
7 April 2018 1 Day National Garden Railway Show 
25 July 2018 Until 29 July 2018 Manx Heritage Transport Festival 
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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.


  • Ex-CDRJC Railcar No.20 - 15mm scale Pre-production photographs of the re-tooled forthcoming IMR / ex-CDRJC Railcar No.20 have been released by Accucraft / TrackShack Ltd. Visit the Station Bar to view.  For more information ...
    Posted 11 Jun 2017, 09:59 by Ed More
  • 2017 National Garden Railway Show The 2017 NGRS, organised by the 16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers Association, will take place on Saturday 8 April at the Peterborough Arena, East of England Showground. The IOM15milgroup is very ...
    Posted 28 Feb 2017, 03:24 by Ed More
  • IMR 'E' Van R-T-R Sample from Accucraft - 15mm scale Accucraft UK unveiled the first production sample of its new 4-wheel IMR 'E' Brake Van at the recent Welshpool & Llanfair Railway Gala. For details, visit their website. 
    Posted 5 Sep 2016, 03:29 by Ed More
  • IMR Engine No.16 'MANNIN' - DC Electric - 15mm scale (22/7/16)  The DC track-powered version of Accucraft's 'MANNIN' has now arrived in the UK and is on its way to pre-order customers. 
    Posted 24 Jul 2016, 08:41 by Ed More
  • Port Erin Model Exhibition (3/7/16)  The annual on-Island model display, organised by the IOM15milgroup in conjunction with Isle of Man Railways, will this year be taking place on 28th July in ...
    Posted 24 Jul 2016, 08:40 by Ed More
  • IMR Engine No.16 'MANNIN' - Live Steam - 15mm scale (5/6/16)  Accucraft's live steam production models of 'MANNIN' have now arrived in the UK, Indian Red and Holly Green liveries. The DC electric powered versions are expected ...
    Posted 24 Jul 2016, 08:39 by Ed More
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