Welcome to the Links page of the
This is not an exhaustive list, so if you know of a link that should be included or you are a webmaster of a site and would like to link with us or are linking to us already, please let me know
I have split the links into various categories for ease of use and new sites are added by date at the foot of each list
Railway Books and DVDs:
Website of UK magazine looking at the miniature railway scene
Morgan's Historic & Classic Vehicle Events Yearbook
Is a must for all Historic & Classic Vehicle Enthusiasts who are interested in Steam, Veteran, Vintage &Classic Cars, Commercial Vehicles, Motor Cycles, Tractors & Buses.
is produced in February each year by
yearbook listings covers an area from Merioneth, Montgomery, Stafford,
Shropshire, Leicestershire &Rutland as it’s sou
Nick Tozer has photographed the SMR and sells books on railways and heritage transport
of Tele Rail (Rail films) has made a
This will go on sale ready for our first event in June and for your convenience, can be purchased at both June and August events from the station gift shop for a special price of only £10 saving £5 on MRP
However, should you be unable to visit the SMR, please contact Nick at the above website
Local UK interest and tourism sites:
The official website of LOROS, the Leicestershire and Rutland Hospice that the SMR supports
Great site to discover more about the neighbouring "secret" and ancient County of Rutland including web links to local sites, and an events diary.
And the official tourism site to discover more about Rutland also including weblinks to local sites, and an events diary.
Brilliant resource for Leicestershire web sites and info on all things in the County and City
Main Leicestershire promotions and tourism site
For great days out in Britain
Website for the award winning brewery based locally in nearby Oakham, suppliers of our August event real ales
Great resource site for Britain since 1998
Newly developing website all about our “big brother” running along the edge of the parkland at Stapleford and cause of the infamous battle of Saxby when the railway was first surveyed in the early part of the 19th century resulting in the severe diversion curve until the railway finally got its preferred route into the park
Extensive and historic 15" railway running along the Romney marshes in Kent. The only miniature railway to have had an armoured train during WW2. A very friendly line to visit, and don't forget to take the bucket and spade for the beach later!
The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway Spectacular 15" railway running through the scenic Cumbrian mountains. Along with the RHDR, one of the pioneers in minimum gauge railways. Also the first public railway to use radio communication.
This extensive Southern Counties based miniature railway, features a dual gauge 10 1/4" and 7 1/4" system with driver training opportunities. Well worth a visit
Swanley New Barn Railway is a 7 1/4" railway running for
just over 1/2 mile
The Perrygrove railway is a 15" line running through delightful countryside in the Forest of Dean, on the edge of Coleford, Gloucs
Delightful 5” gauge railway based at Keynsham near Bristol running a variety of steam and diesel motive power.
The railway is in Crowborough,
¼” gauge Rudyard
Our railway first opened on 1st May 1911, and has been delighting visitors for over a hundred years!
Travel behind steam on the old Somerset & Dorset railway near Templecombe on this delightful 2 foot narrow gauge steam line. See their website for open dates.
This delightful 10 ¼” gauge line runs on weekends in the summer and over Xmas week on Santa specials. Situated on the south coast at Pulborough.
This group was formed to promote the benefits of 10 ¼ lines and too share ideas and operational details from this popular gauge
The Heywood Society (
Aims: - To further the association of
those involved in miniature railways
from 7¼” gauge to 21” gauge, to meet for visits to such railways,
to publish a Journal, to maintain a register of members and their railways, to collect from time to time, material that may form a history of miniature railways.
A comprehensive listing of the
Steam World (
A brilliant site about anything Steam on land, rail or water with dedicated pages of pictures for the subjects covered. Links of course to other sites as well. We are listed under miniature railways with our own page! And there is an extensive gallery of all the SMR loco fleet taken in June 2006
General world wide railway interest sites:
If you want to know more about the
For the definitive guide
to British railway history, a must visit. The
The site of the Great Western Railway Centre at Didcot, Oxfordshire. Home to everything GWR, and home to the construction project of a "Saint" class loco as per the SMR's own 1/5th scale
Comprehensive site on all things American with loads of data and operational info. Lots of links and specs including loads on the NKP Berkshires past and present.
Daniel McIntyre has created a comprehensive site on this standard gauge Cumbrian railway and also runs a large data base webpage of links to other UK railway interest web sites, including the SMR
Another great new message board site for everything to do with railways. Loads of topics and threads, as well as links.
Nickel Plate Rail
A great site devoted to all things NKP!! Lots of Berkshire info etc with links to ourselves.
Run from the same stable as above, the society is a must for anyone connected with the NKP or into the Berkshires and their site is well worth a look.
Nice Website of this
Another nice linking site with hundreds of links to international railway websites, including ourselves.
The name says it all!!
Simons made a superb site for anyone nuts
on the old
Scales Quarterly (
Site of interest to model engineers, is the site for this American based journal covering 10 1/4" and above lines world-wide
Alex has created a great site devoted to model, and larger scale garden railways and resources up to miniature scale and beyond.
Narrow Gauge on the web - news, photos,
railway directory and discussion
New Zealand Maritime (NZ)
A great website for information on the full size Northern Star liner and others can be found here
Great resource site for railways big and small
Heritage Railway, the website of the monthly magazine for everything to do with preserved railways big and small in the UK
Bedfordshire Steam preservation group for full size and scale steam tractors, rollers and lorries etc. Organisers of the rally at Stapleford Steam and also of their own events in Bedfordshire.
Geoff has created a great website exploring the Uk's heritage lines including the SMR and archive work on the former Waverly route to Scotland, now lost to nature
UK Steam Fairs (
Comprehensive and very very funny listing of all steam rallies and fairs for 2006 in the UK.
list is intended for the discussion of anything related to
miniature railways between the gauges of 7 1/4 and 15 inches. This
could include trip reports, requests for information, articles, links to other websites and even items for sale/wanted.
Extensive galleries of
Brilliant site for everything Avengers. You can find locations and details for all episodes on here including a page for the "Grave Diggers" episode that featured the SMR in the 60's. Enjoy!!
This organization is for you if you are interested in railroads. It makes no difference if you are an amateur or a professional railroader. Whether your interest is in trips, photography, history or models, the NYRRE has someone who can speak your language are using
Other steam sites:
Website of the steam car owners club with loads of info, pictures links and database of owners and cars
“The Steam Rally site on the web”
Brilliant website for all sorts of steam fair and traction engine links and information as well a comprehensive what’s on diary
The FSMR are members of the association, as are most model engineering societies and clubs in the North and Midlands
Dave Moore has created a blog about this forlorn former steam Beam engine pumping station in Staffordshire.
Lichfields Jewel or blight on the landscape?
Model railway sites:
Bringing you the ultimate in Online Information for the British Railway Modeller.
With listings for Model Shops, Suppliers, Clubs, Exhibitions, Railway Attractions in the UK, and much more. This is your
Large stocks of new and used 00 gauge model railway items.
Melton Toys (UK)
Great independent toyshop in Melton Mowbray stocking everything from Hornby to Airfix to Playmobile
If you need a Gas
Safe registered gas plumber in