Links

Here are some of my favourite model railway sites, the ones I visit most often…
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Michael’s Model Railways
Lovely layouts, high quality modelling, and some very clever engineering solutions. A great place to learn and be inspired.
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Budget Model Railways
Really enjoyable YouTube channel. The best videos are those where Mike and Douglas (father and son) make model railways together. Lots of fun. Exactly what a hobby should be.
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Chris Nevard Model Railways
Great website and blog from a professional modeller. Jaw dropping quality (but don’t let that stop you modelling!)
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Phil’s Workbench
The blog of BRM writer and Garden Rail Editor Phil Parker. Phil is one of the most prolific and enjoyable model railway bloggers.
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Paxton Road
Everything from OO-6.5 indoors to 7/8th scale in the garden, but always narrow gauge. There’s lots to like at Paxton Road.
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O9 Modeller
Modelling 15″ gauge miniature railways in 7mm scale on 9mm track. I do admire Colin’s modelling, he’s one of the people who inspired me to try O9.
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Laurell Today
Soak up the Swedish atmosphere of Henrik’s latest layout. I particularly like the Falu red (Falu Rödfärg) buildings, great modelling.
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Nystrup Gravel
Danish and delightful. A 1:35 scale model of a fictional gravel company’s 600mm gauge railway.
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What’s Neat in Model Railroading
If you like the American scene this could be for you. Each month Ken Patterson gets a bunch of people together to talk model railroads. I bet you feel at home already.
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Playing Trains
Bob Hughes’s diary about the Ferrocarril Consolidado Pampa y Fernandez, his fictitious On30 South American railway. Always a good read.
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Fifteen Flatout
Behind the scenes at the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. Geoff covers a wide range of activities that are essential for good running of the railway, but often get overlooked.
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Marty’s Matchbox Makeovers
Old Matchbox cars repaired and repainted to look like new. Marty’s a nice guy and I like his videos. He takes you through each stage of the restoration process and presents a ‘reborn’ model at the end. Make a cup of tea, sit somewhere comfortable and take a look.

 

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