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Combined railway links page (last updated 2 October 2014)

SUPPORTERS OF THE YORK MODEL RAILWAY SHOW

Organisations actively supporting the Show include:-

The Ebor Group of Railway Modellers
| Island Publishing | Warley MRC | Hull MRS
plus other supporting clubs and individuals.

The page has been semi-dormant for some time but was reactivated over the summer of 2014. As at 8 July 2014 all links were either working or moved to the Where've they gone? / pending deletion section. .

However please remember, if the link is broken, the 3rd party has made the change since our last update, it isn't our fault the link is broken!

Notes:-

Email links: These have not been retested for currency.

FOTOPIC - links shown below to known Fotopic hosted sites are in the Where've they gone section because the organisation went bust! They remain listed in the pending deletion section as you may wish to search for any replacement galleries with the same/similar names. There may well be more; unfortunately as there is a message on the old site URLs the auto links checker used finds that message (which obviously it can't read) and therefore does not report them up as dead site errors.

Screen sizes - The next action will be rebuilding the page to accommodate wide screens and mobile phones. Layout below has been centred in hope this cures the issues of word wrap etc in the immediate short term.

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Clubs and Societies

(Railways and model railways)

General railway & industrial archaeology 

(including museums, special trains etc)

Internet Forums 

Modelling and model railways (layouts, hints and tips etc)

excluding club entries

Standard gauge railways

(Operational - includes preserved lines and TOCs)

Traders, publishers & manufacturers etc

York tourist links

Where've they gone? / pending deletion

 

Update policy and recent history list Page last revised 8 July 2014)

Link checking tool used

(NB Email links not checked.)

 

 

NB Some links may be duplicated where they cover more than one topic sub-heading or have been cross-referenced for other reasons.


Clubs and Societies | Back to Top Of The Page

009 Society

2mm Scale Association 2mm Assoc

3mm Society 3mm_Soc

7mm Narrow Gauge Assoc.7mm NGA

Alton MRC Alton club web site

The Bassetlaw (North Notts) Railway Society Homepage Bassetlaw and Littlewood' 'N' gauge exhibition layout

Bentley MRG's web site BMRG web site e-mail gendacott  BMRG also organise the annual Trainwest Show.in Melksham

Blackwater Valley MRG - a club serving SW Surrey.  Blackwater MRG

Buccabury Group of the 009 Society (Email) Web site - Buccabury Group of the 009 Society

The Bulleid Society Bulleid Society

Burnham & Dist MRC email Burnham MRC

Edinburgh & Lothians Miniature Rlys Club

The EM Gauge Society - web site link

Epsom & Ewell MRC Epsom and Ewell

Solent MRG and Eurotrack exhibition (held annually in Eastleigh) Solent MRG & Eurotrack

Fareham & Dist MRC Fareham web site Email- Fareham club

Gauge O Guild Gauge O Guild

The HMRS have recently rebuilt their pages. This link IS to the new site address HMRS

Hornby Railway Collectors Association Hornby Dublo Collectors Assn

Hull MRS web site Hull MRS

HO - The British 1:87 Scale Society British-HO

The Locomotive Club of Great Britain (LCGB)

(The) Model Railway Club MRC General club information

(The) Model Railway Club MRC Layout descriptions and pictures (no longer relevant - all linked to from the MRC home page)

National Model Railroad Assoc of USA (NMRA) Many links to worldwide sites including some in UK NMRA (Home page) | NMRA (UK section)

N Gauge Society N Gauge Soc

Newcastle & District MRS Newcastle & Dist MRS

Nottingham Model Railway Society & NOTTINGHAM East Midlands MODEL RAILWAY EXHIBITION Nottingham MRS (name updated Feb 2009)

RCHS (Railway & Canal Historical Society)

RCTS (Railway Correspondence & Travel Society)

Railway Performance Society www.railperf.org.uk

The Robert Stephenson Trust The trust web site (Link updated 26 June 2014)

Scale Four Society Scale Four

Scale 7 Group Scale 7 Group (Link updated 24 June 2014)

Solent MRG and Eurotrack exhibition (held annually in Eastleigh) Solent MRG & Eurotrack

SLS (Stephenson Locomotive Society)

Thorncombe Rail Activities Club - TRAC (Web link revised March 09)

The Locomotive Club of Great Britain (LCGB)

The Trevithick Society - The Trevithick Society (Link updated 26 June 2014)

Warley Model Railway Club and National Exhibition details Warley MRC

Wimborne R S Wimborne RS site   email Wimborne RS

Witley MRC (See Blackwater Valley MRG above)

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General railway interests, museums, special trains etc

85F - A site dealing with railways and tramways in the Black Country and Shropshire around Stourbridge Junction. 84f.com

Countryside info for the railway enthusiast

A comprehensive site covering the Canadian rail scene - preserved and contemporary - Canadian Scene

Early Railways section of the SLS site (See also Wollaton Wagonway under W) SLS Early Railways

Early Railways section of the Waggonway / Wagonway Research Circle site (See also Wollaton Wagonway under W) WRC Early Railways

Early steam locomotives - SLS Early locomotives

Education resource Basic fact file on the life of George Stephenson and information on the SLS publication covering the life of George and his family. An ideal resource for school use.

George Stephenson Basic fact file on the life of George Stephenson and information on the SLS publication covering the life of George and his family. An ideal resource for school use.

RECOMMENDED Index and gateway to information on all UK heritage railway sites - Heritage sites

Links relating to Sir Arthur Heywood, pioneer of miniature steam locomotion

 

Sir Arthur Heywood - The Heywood Collection

Wikipedia entry covering Heywood's Duffield Bank Railway

Kidderminster Railway Museum - KRM

Leicester & Swannington Railway http://www.swannington-heritage.co.uk

National Railway Museum (York) - NRM (Link updated 26 June 2014)

National Preservation web forum - Forum covering aspects of railway preservation in all gauges. (Link updated 26 June 2014)

Alan Newble's Railway Photo Centre

Photographs by this site's webmaster - coverage is in several galleries (Old Fotopic link now deleted/updated)

Stourbridge Junction - A site dealing with railways and tramways in the Black Country and Shropshire around Stourbridge Junction.

Rail tour information - site 1 Steam) with times when available - Uk Steam info (tours)

Rail tour information - site 2 (Steam and diesel) Uk railtour info'

Stephenson (George) Basic fact file on the life of George Stephenson and information on the SLS publication covering the life of George and his family. An ideal resource for school use.

Stephenson and the Leicester & Swannington Railway http://www.swannington-heritage.co.uk

Thomas The Tank Engine (Warning - this website discourteously breaks your back button link) thomasthetankengine 

The Great British Railway Directory. A directory of all aspects of railway.  (Updated 16 Oct 2007 - updated to the probable replacement for the original saved link)

UK Steam info (former March web site as renamed) Home page of site

Waggonway Research Circle/ Wollaton Waggonway: WRC - Contents page

West Country Railway Archives will cover Dorset railways amongst other things Railwest

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Modelling and model railways (layouts, hints and tips etc) excluding club entries which have their own section.

Brockley Green SE4 by John Wass. A superb EM layout featuring Southern 3rd Rail Electric traction.

Card modelling - the Island-Publishing card model making section with sub pages showing the techniques relevant to the railway modeller using card. 

Card modelling  - Welsh Patentless Cardboard Chimney Company  Web site for the WPCCC range of card locomotive kits in 4mm covering Welsh Narrow Gauge prototype's. (The former Fotopic galleries not currently available and the related card modelling photo gallery showing helpful tips for working in card to make railway locomotives)

Card modelling - A good website link for more about card modelling of every type is the CARDFAQ at www.cardfaq.org.

Card modelling - two sources of textures for printing your own texture sheets - Mayang Textures .  Although this was off-line for some time happy to report (Feb. 09) it is back.  During the down time of Mayang I also found a similar, and arguably better, site (GTextextures.com) which can be found here.

The late Carl Arendt's site dedicated to railway modelling in small to minimal spaces. Updated regularly on a magazine style basis - Micro/Small layouts Alternative link = http://www.carendt.com/scrapbook/linkindex/index.html

The inspiring County Gate layout of John and Jenny de Frayssinet which is loosely based on the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway.

East Midlands Model Railway Exhibition East Midlands

Easter in York - York Model Railway Show York Easter Exhibition

Gn15 info - (Temporarily off line 24 June 14 - see message on the site) a very good site covering the modelling of minimum or miniature gauge railways of circa 15in gauge in O and G scale (1:24 or thereabouts).

gnatterbox (the) - the related forum group covering the Gn15 scale. 

The late Carl Arendt's site dedicated to railway modelling in small to minimal spaces. Updated regularly on a magazine style basis - Micro/Small layouts Alternative link = http://www.carendt.com/scrapbook/linkindex/index.html

Scenic and architectural modelling in 4mm that is as good as it gets - Pendon museum

Narrow Gauge North - Model railway show held in the spring in Leeds, profits to charity (Sue Ryder)

Tony "Treeman' Hill's homepage Simply Scenery.com (Link partially working when tested on 26th June 2014 - useable but with bug!)

Warley Club and National Exhibition details Warley Club

York Model Railway Show (Easter) York Easter Exhibition

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Narrow gauge and miniature railways

Evesham Vale Light Railway EVLR

Links relating to Sir Arthur Heywood, pioneer of miniature steam locomotion.

Sir Arthur Heywood - The Heywood Collection
 

Wikipedia entry covering Heywood's Duffield Bank Railway

Miniature Railway World  - excellent and informative web site covering miniature railways.  Has an associated forum.

Moors Valley Railway - Dorset.  Moors Valley Rly

Narrow Gauge North - Model railway show held in the spring in Leeds, profits to charity (Sue Ryder)

Perrygrove miniature railway 

Photographs by this site's webmaster - coverage is in several galleries and includes coverage of several miniature railways. (Link updated for demise of Fotopic)

Welsh Highland Heritage Railway - WHHR

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Waggonways Research Circle | York Model Railway Show


Standard gauge railways (Operational).

DB Shenker

Cross country expresses operate services to the Midlands, South Coast and Scotland (Services formerly the Virgin X Country franchise)

Dean Forest Railway - Dean Forest

East Lancs Railway East Lancs

East Somerset Railway - East Somerset

East Coast main line (Current franchisee) East Coast (Link updated 26 June 2014)

East Midlands Trains Incorporating the former Midland Mainline franchise (Route details link repaired June 2010) East Midlands Trains route details.  

Eurostar international service Eurostar

EWS (No longer applicable) See DB Shenker

First Great Western - FGW

First Transpennine Express - First Transpennine's Network Map (link updated 2 Mar 2008)

Grand Central Rail (Kings Cross - York - then selected stations to Sunderland)

Gloucester & Warwickshire Railway

Great Central Railway (As preserved) - official GCR website

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway KWVLR

(The) Middleton Railway

National Rail Enquiries

Network Rail (Replaces Railtrack)

Northern Rail - Northern Rail's Network Map (link updated 2 Mar 2008)

Railtrack - organisation no longer exists so link replaced by new link to Network Rail

North Yorks Moors Rly. NYMR (NB The Webmaster's favourite preserved railway)

Severn Valley Railway - SVR

Swanage Railway (The official Swanage Railway site - link updated 15 Oct 2007)

Virgin trains - (frames version of site) Virgin Trains

West Somerset Railway WSR Official website  | Independent website covering WSR.

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Traders, publishers & manufacturers

51L (The manufacturing arm of Wizard Models) home of the 4mm wagon and carriage kit  - 51L & Wizard Models

Bachman Branchlines Bachman Branchlines

Backtrack/Pendragon Publishing have recently developed a website the URL is www.PendragonPublishing.co.uk  You will probably be aware that they are the publishers of BackTrack, Britain's leading historical railway journal and the Railways In Transition series of books

DC Kits and D&E Videos (Link repaired June 2010) DC Kits and D&E Video

Fox-transfers

Heritage Railway magazine web site

Hornby Model Railways Hornby

Model Railway Enthusiast Magazine mremag

Oakwood Press and Video Library - well known leading supplier of railway related books Oakwood Press web page (Link updated June 2010)

PECO/Railway Modeller/Continental Modeller (Note PECO site has moved this link is to new site) - Peco

Pendragon Publishing have recently developed a website the URL is www.PendragonPublishing.co.uk  You will probably be aware that they are the publishers of BackTrack, Britain's leading historical railway journal and the Railways In Transition series of books

Railway Herald (The) An online digital free railway magazine with each edition as a pdf.

Railway Magazine (The) | IPC Press contact information

Railway Magazine (The) Unofficial site carrying on-line indexes of many volumes.

Tony "Treeman' Hill's homepage Simply Scenery.com

The man in seat sixty one (England to Europe rail travel information site) Seat_61 link

SBX - weblink is dead (June 2010)  Was added re-ZTC Controls which are now back in their own right (see below) updated June 2010

The UK Model Shop Directory: The UK Model Shop Directory:

TrainLines of Derby (A model shop)   and website (Alternative link now dead and deleted 8 July '14)

Welsh Patentless Cardboard Chimney Company  Web site with information on the WPCCC range of card locomotive kits in 4mm covering Welsh Narrow Gauge prototype's.  First kit (Russell) is now available.  Related card modelling photo gallery featuring the prospective kit range. 

Wizard Models & 51L (The manufacturing arm of Wizard Models) home of the 4mm wagon and carriage kit  - 51L & Wizard Models

ZTC Controls are now back in their own right (Updated June 2010)

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Waggonways Research Circle | York Model Railway Show


Internet newsgroups, web rings & fora (or is it forums)

I no longer use newsgroups regularly and have also given up on Web Ring for a variety of reasons.  Previous recommendations relating to newsgroups and web rings therefore deleted.  Three new web forum entries for sites I do use are below.  Depending on your interests Yahoo also has several relevant email groups and I list the public one's I am signed up to below.  Webmaster - 24 Feb 2009.

Gnatterbox - Forum (Minimum gauge modelling in O & G scales - worldwide coverage)

Miniature Railway World Forum .

Narrow Gauge Railway Modelling Online Forum  NB Access is free but you will need to register (link updated 2 October 2014)

National Preservation web forum - Forum covering aspects of railway preservation in all gauges (link updated 7 July 2014)

RM Web - Forum (UK based - covers all scales but member input gives it a 4mm bias)

SE Lounge - Forum   (7/8ths scale NG - predominantly USA)

Yahoo Group - 7mm narrow gauge

Yahoo Group - Narrow gauge modelling

Yahoo Group - O Narrow Gauge (seems dead BUT has some useful archive items in the files section)

 

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Where have they gone to?!

This section contains the names of organisations where the links previously located were now inactive when last tested. If you know of a current live URL for one, or all, of these organisations please let me know.

Updated to 8 July 2014 - all earlier pending entries deleted and those shown below newly moved into this section pending future deletion for the reasons stated.

British Railway Modelling brmodelling

Chivers Fine Lines Chiversfinelines

Former FOTOPIC Sites (Company went bust!)

Early Locomotives in profile and Richard Green (Railway illustrator) / Richard Green (Railway illustrator) & Early Locomotives in profile.

Heritage Model Railway A group for modellers of Preserved Railways. Web site (link tested and dead as at 26 June 2014)

Site devoted to Hornby Dublo Electric Trains Hornby Dublo Electric Trains (link tested and dead as at 26 June 2014)

Oddities and extreme steam locomotives - the main web-site and the The Heywood radiating axle locomotives (links tested and dead as at 26 June 2014)

TrainNet American directory site with some links to UK sites TrainNet (link tested and dead as at 26 June 2014)

Replacement for the GB rail web site now a guide to UIC rolling stock etc. UICSTOCK / GB Rail web site (link tested and dead as at 26 June 2014)

On line swapmeet Virtual Swapmeet (link tested and dead as at 26 June 2014)

Wessex Association of Model Railway Clubs - Members list Wessex Clubs List (link tested and dead as at 26 June 2014)

Wessex Association of Model Railway Clubs - General information Wessex information (link tested and dead as at 26 June 2014)

Earlier entries in this section

All earlier references deleted as now obsolete.


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Links to former alphabetical sections - This page was rebuilt during June 2009 so that navigation is by topic and therefore any saved alphabetical sectional linkings are obsolete.  However the incoming references have been left in place to avoid breaking any links saved by users.  To Top Of The Page and the current page navigation options

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Update policy, recent changes to this page etc.

 
Update cycle:-

All links are scanned from time to time using link checking software. Any links reported by the checking software as faulty are then checked manually and either repaired or moved into the "where have they gone" section pending deletion. However before you shout at me/us please remember that a dead link is entirely the fault of the site that has gone without leaving a forwarding message on their old site!  If you maintain a website please remember that we don't know if you move home and cannot mind read! 

Where information is found on outdated links giving the replacement URL the link is corrected.  A big thank you to those sensible webmasters.  Unfortunately I do find messages like this "This website has been removed. If you have a bookmark or a link to this page, please remove these as this page will disappear shortly."   From time to time content on pages changes, for example a URL is sold/is for sale and I apologise for instances where this is not spotted; as the URL exists the checking software does not spot that as a fault.

Recent activity on this page -

8 July 2014

1) Resumption of checking process (see 26 June). Recheck and continuation of action from where that day's exercise ended.

26 June 2014

1) - Automatic link checker processed.  Opening run - All pages were listed as giving a live response by the link checking software except for a few entries. Due to time constraints approximately half were either repaired or moved into the Where have they gone to? section above the remainder will be assessed in due course.

2) All dead entries recorded from previous checks, were again reported back dead, and were deleted as obsolete.

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