About Gaugemaster Controls

Gaugemaster Controls and the Engine Shed were formed in 1975 and 1974 respectively as two separate businesses, The Engine Shed - a local model shop in Bognor Regis, and Gaugemaster - an electronic sub assembly business in Worthing.

In 1977 the first Gaugemaster Controller was produced, and the two businesses merged in 1982. A second shop was opened in Worthing a couple of years later. Gaugemaster quickly became the largest model railway controller and transformer manufacturer in the UK.

As the company grew and distribution opportunities were explored, the three sites were not adequate, so in 1988 the Ford Station Yard near Arundel was purchased and developed over the next year into the buildings that still house the Gaugemaster headquarters today.

Throughout the 1990s more distribution brands were added to Gaugemaster's portfolio, including brands from the UK and around the world. The Gaugemaster range itself grew, branching out into scenics, accessories, tools, electronics, and the Prodigy DCC Control system. The Kestrel range of N Scale kits and the Tiny Signs range were also incorporated into the Gaugemaster pantheon.

Gaugemaster are now one of the largest Model Railway distributors in the UK, with around seventy brands on offer to trade customers covering British, North American, European, and Japanese railways, tools, scenic materials, and accessories.

We are truly a 'one-stop' shop, supplying everything a model business needs to supply their customers.