LINKS

On this page are some links we think you might find useful. Where suppliers are concerned we have no connection and do not prefer one over another.

Hintock Branch

John Flann was born and raised in Hook and went to Tiffins Grammar School and could so easily have become a member of this club. But after the call of National Service he found a job and digs elsewhere and moved away. He now resides in the USA, in northern Utah, where the skies are big and the snow deep. He is a keen modeller and has had several layouts featured in the model press. Owlcombe, Dunnock Edge, Barley Dean, and Melbury to name a few. The most recent, Hintock Quay appears in the December 2014 Railway Modeller. John also models in American HO with his Providence River branch featuring in the press as well.

To remind himself of home, and of one of his favorite counties, John has created Hintock and Hintock Quay. This is a small but quite remarkable 4mm scale layout with a very believable back story. Set in GWR territory with running rights for the Southern and S&D Railways.

John's website, built with the aid of his son Christopher, explains how he built it, it's history and his ingenious way of making up freight trains. This website is well worth a look at and has some wonderful pictures of a past long gone. More of Hintock and Hintock Quay can be seen on RMWeb.

The UK Model Shop Directory

UK Model Shop logoThe British railway modelling directory on the internet. A fantastic list of clubs, suppliers and event, plus many more.

Chiltern Model Railway Association

The Chiltern Model Railway Association (CMRA) was founded by a small group of local model railway clubs (centred around Hertfordshire, England) in 1965 to facilitate the avoidance of clashes of exhibition dates, provide a means of communication between the clubs and encourage mutual support. Its aims are best summarised in the key phrase "to encourage and promote the model railway hobby".

Epsom & Ewell Model Railway Club

Epsom & Ewell MRC badgeEpsom & Ewell Model Railway Club exists to bring together those who reside in and around Epsom interested in the hobby of railway modelling. Founded in 1952, membership now exceeds 50 members. Regular weekly meetings are supported by a varied programme of other events including illustrated presentations, outings and exhibitions.

Carshalton & Sutton Model Railway Club

Carshalton & Sutton MRC logoThe Carshalton & Sutton Model Railway Club is a friendly, local club with a long standing membership and an extensive club history, modelling to good standards with a number of exhibition standard layouts that go to regular model railway exhibitions some layouts travelling nationally and even internationally.

Twickenham & District Model Railway Club

Twickenham & District MRC logoTwickenham & District Model Railway Club was formed in 1961 and now has approximately 80 members. Our membership has a wide range of interests and skills and our layouts and club facilities reflect that diversity.

National Rail

The site for rail enquiries, ticket sales and journey information.

Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC)

ATOC logoATOC's mission is to work for passenger rail operators in serving customers and supporting a prosperous railway. Set up after privatisation in 1993, ATOC brings together all train companies to preserve and enhance the benefits for passengers of Britain’s national rail network.

National Railway Museum

National Railway Museum logoThe largest railway museum in the world, with almost 1 million visitors per year to our sites in York and Shildon. Home to over 300 years of history and over a million wonderful objects.

Bluebell Railway

Bluebell Railway logoThe Bluebell Railway is a heritage line running for 11 mi (17.7 km) along the border between East and West Sussex, England. It uses steam trains which operate between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead, with intermediate stations at Horsted Keynes & Kingscote.

The first preserved standard gauge steam-operated passenger railway in the world to operate a public service, the Society ran its first train on 7 August 1960, less than three years after the line from East Grinstead to Lewes had been closed by British Railways.

The Mid-Hants Railway ( The Watercress Line)

Mid Hants Railway logoThe Mid Hants Railway, affectionately known as the ‘Watercress Line’ due to its connection with transporting watercress from the beds in Alresford all the way in to London. This heritage railway was saved from total extinction by a band of enthusiastic volunteers in 1973. They raised enough money to re-open the line as a visitor attraction from Alresford to Ropley in 1977 and continued to raise funds to relay the track to join up with the South West Trains station at Alton by 1985, with its own station buildings on Platform 3. They operate a fleet of steam locomotives, most of them of the larger classes, as they are required to work hard to haul trains up and over the steeply graded line. Today the railway runs the full 10 miles between the market towns of Alresford and Alton, preserving an important piece of our 1940’s – 70’s railway heritage for this generation and many more to follow.

Kent & East Sussex Railway

The Kent & East Sussex Railway is the country's finest example of a rural light railway. The line gently wends its way from Tenterden - "The Jewel of The Weald" for ten and a half miles, through the unspoilt countryside of the Rother Valley, to terminate in the shadow of the magnificent National Trust castle at Bodiam.

Eilleen's Emporium

Eileens Emporium logoSuppliers of a range of tools, equipment and materials needed by all model makers, whatever their level of experience or expertise. Many of these products are also useful for other activities including Craft and Beading and Antiques Restoration.

Roxey Mouldings

Roxey Mouldings logoRoxey Mouldings have been manufacturing fine-scale model railway kits since 1972. Originally moulded from plastic sheet their kits now feature brass or nickel silver etchings with castings in whitemetal, brass or nickel silver. All the kits contain historical notes and plans with full assembly instructions and drawings.

Realtime Trains

Realtime Trains screenshotRail information across the Great Britain network. Includes timings for passenger and freight stock with headcodes. A really useful website with mobile apps for iPhone and Android users.

Click on screenshot to see a larger example.

Railway Technical Web Pages

Railway Technical Web Pages include a wide range of subjects - planning, finance, operation, design, systems, engineering, production and maintenance. Both technical and operation aspects are covered. There's plenty of pictures and graphics. There is also some information about steam locomotives, including a steam glossary and an explanation of locomotive wheel arrangement descriptions.

In their articles, they use the UK railway system as the base technology but there are also articles and information about other systems, like the US, as appropriate.  Articles and glossaries are provided for a range of subjects.

Wizard Models

Wizard ModelsWizard Models specialise in providing kits and components to fellow model railway enthusiasts, particularly in 4mm and 7mm. Featured manufacturers include 51L, Model Signal Engineering, Sprat & Winkle, DG Couplings, Exactoscale, Markits and Bill Bedford amongst many others. Andrew Hartshorne has also just taken on the Comet Models range after the sad passing of Geoff Brewin.