This page provides links to websites of other clubs, societies, organizations, individuals, exhibitions, and events, plus other railway and model railway related and resource sites throughout the world and, especially, those with which we have a special relationship. In addition, there are links to websites that we hope will be of help or interest in your visit to Nottingham and to our exhibitions.

Please note that we have listed these links as a resource for modellers and for those visiting our site. We are not responsible for these other websites, nor do we guarantee their content. If you find any links that are broken, or do not work, then please let us know by contacting Similarly, if there are appropriate websites that you would like to see us link to, again, please let us know.

Other Model Railway Exhibitions & Events
Other Model Railway Societies, Groups, and Layouts
Antwerpse Viskade – HO gauge Belgian dockyard.
Black Diamonds – East Midlands group specialising in North American prototypes.
Blue Heron – Facebook group for an HO layout set in the Pacific Northwest of the USA.
CAoRM – Canadian Association of Railway Modellers
DEMU – Diesel & Electric Modellers United
EMGS – The EM Gauge Society
Gauge O Guild
HMRS – Historical Model Railway Society.
Kozel Cement, a New Chapter – HO gauge Czech industrial layout.
NMRA (British Region) – The National Model Railroad Association (British Region).
RCTS – The Railway Correspondence & Travel Society.
Local Model Railway Clubs
ERTMS – European Rail Transport Modelling Solutions – A group of NMRS members interested in modelling European layouts.
EXE Model Railway Society – Exeter.
Gainsborough Model Railway Society – King’s Cross-Leeds in 7mm scale! A permanent layout in North Nottinghamshire.
Hillingdon Railway Modellers
The Nottingham Society of Model and Experimental Engineers Ltd – local group for constructing miniature railway locomotives, with Gauge 1, 3½-inch, 5-inch & 7-inch tracks.
Ruddington Model Railway Club – at the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre
Soar Valley Model Railway Club – Loughborough, Leicestershire.
Operating Heritage Railways and Museums
Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre – The Barrow Hill Engine Shed Society.
The Heritage Café at the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre
Horncastle History & Heritage Society Railway Virtual Exhibition – includes model railways inspired by the Horncastle branch, one of which is Market Witham.
Lowdham Railway Heritage – based in Lowdham Signal Box.
National Railway Museum – The NRM in York.
NTHC Ruddington – Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre – home of the Great Central Railway Nottingham.
Preservation Groups
The 125 Group – A group devoted to BR’s High Speed Trains.
A1 Steam Locomotive Trust – The builders and operators of 60163 Tornado , the magnificent Peppercorn A1 Pacific.
NABS – Nottingham Area Bus Society – owners of the venue for the Ruddington show.
Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Charity – close to the venue for our Hucknall shows; also have a OO gauge layout and sell model railway items.
Woodhead Railway Heritage Group – aiming to open a museum for the Woodhead route.
Historical Resources 
Alextrack – A place to find some of the railway sites you want.
Annesley Fireman – Pictures and reminiscences of former staff at the erstwhile ex-Great Central depot.
BR Database – Complete British Locomotive Database 1923-1997.
Cyberspace World Railroad – Daniel & Amy’s own site for those interested in railroads, model railroading … oh yes, and quilts, gardening, and cats too!
Nottingham – Melton Railway – History & development of the line.
Picture the Past – Archive photographs from the museums & libraries of the City of Nottingham together with those of Nottinghamshire, Derby and Derbyshire.
Rail UK – British Railways 1823-2014.
Railscot – Wide-ranging resource for current information on and the history of the UK’s railways.
Railserve – An American bias, but a huge site with loads of model and full-size railway information.
VideoScene & Train Crazy – Videos & DVDs of all prototypes.
The West Coast Mainline – Wikipedia entry.
The Woodhead Site – A site once devoted to Britain’s first electrified mainline, the erstwhile 1500V dc route over the Pennines, but now reduced to a couple of links.
Resources for Modellers
Glue-it.Com – Clubs, Glossaries, Museums, Resources: all you need from one site.
Model Making & RC Modelling for Beginners – A guide to getting started in modelling from, of all people, C&A.
Model Rail Forum – Forum website for model railway enthusiasts.
Model Railway Forum – A web based forum site for railway modellers.
Model Train Prices – A website that compares model train prices across 900+ shops, including 108 shops in the UK.
NMRA – The NMRA (National Model Railroad Association of the US)
NMRA Directory – The NMRA’s Worldwide Directory of model railway/road clubs – 4,900 of them!
RMWeb – The main UK forum for railway modellers.
RMWeb: BR 25kV ac OHLE for Modellers – A useful thread from RMWeb.
Scottish Modellers – A forum with those interested in modelling the railways of Scotland.
UK Model Shops – The leading listing and index resource site for the UK’s railway modellers; exhibitions, events, clubs, societies, manufacturers, and, oh yes, model shops too!
Model Railway Manufacturers
12A Models – 3D printed kits and components for railway modellers.
4 Mil Models – Kits for scale model military and utility vehicles.
247 Developments – Loco nameplates and a range of TPO kits.
A1 Models – Manufacturers of a range of detailing parts for diesels and electrics, plus kits for rail vehicles, etc.
Agenoria – Manufacturers of Gauge 0 kits.
ALL Components and On-Track Models – Electronic components and bits for the modeller.
Bachmann UK – Model railway manufacturers in 4mm scale and in N gauge (Graham Farish).
Branchlines – Manufacturer of underframe kits and leading supplier of motors, gears, gearboxes, motor bogies and drive components. Blog has been silent since 2008.
Buggleskelly Station – Tom Marshall, Professional Model Maker. Tom has a shop in Old Dalby and stocks a wide range of 3D-printed model railway items, inspired by film, TV, and literature, including items related to the Will Hay film Oh, Mr Porter!
Cambrian Models – Manufacturers of kits for 4mm scale wagons, particularly engineers stock. Now also have the Cooper Craft range of 4mm scale plastic kits for wagons, coaches, road vehicles, and lineside features.
Comet Models – Coach and locomotive kits including scale chassis kits.
Dart Castings – Cast white metal scenic kits and bits. Including MJT (etched brass and cast coach and detailing kits for EMUs, and Gresley coaches, plus buffers, brake gear, etc.), and Monty’s Models (detailing and scenic accessories).
Digitrains – Your one-stop supplier for all things DCC
Hornby – A company needing no introduction whatsoever!
Humbrol Paints – Paints! Enamels, acrylics, sprays, rail colours, accessories and craft products.
Isinglass Models – An ever-growing range of 4mm & 7mm scale drawings for LNER (and constituents) locomotives and coaching stock.
Metalsmith – Suppliers of sheet metal & plastic, tools, equipment, and fasteners.
Micro-Mark – US based supplier of tools and materials.
N Brass Locomotives – N gauge, 3mm, OO and O gauge locomotive kits, and both N Gauge and 4mm OHLE.
Peco – Peco manufacture track, buildings, structures and rolling stock in a variety of scales and gauges (including Parkside Dundas). They are also the UK’s leading publisher of model railway related books and magazines.
Railtec Models – Manufacturers of a wide range of transfers (decals) for locomotives, coaches and wagons.
Scale Model Innovations – 3D design and printing.
Shawplan – Suppliers of paint, transfers and manufacturers of nameplates and details kits for the discerning modeller of the post-steam eras.
Skog Carriage and Wagon Works – 3D printing by Rob Law.
Skytrex – Manufacturers of O gauge ready-to-run freight stock and OO gauge buildings.
South Eastern Finecast – Loco kits and modelling materials.
Ten Commandments – Cast resin kits and wagon loads.
Unit Models – Structure and scenic models mainly in cast resin.
Wizard Models Limited – The manufacturing arm of Wizard Models (carriage & wagon kits and components), and Model Signal Engineering (model signal kits for most types of semaphore signal).
Model Railway Traders & Suppliers
A2B Model Railways – A2B are a model shop based in the heart of the Peak District, in Matlock Bath, with a fine reputation for service and value. They stock most manufacturers and popular scales.
Anoraks Anonymous – Specialists in pre-owned British, European, and American outline model railway and diecast stock, and regular traders at NMRS shows. Suppliers of a wide range of secondhand models at bargain prices.
Cheltenham Model Centre – A wide range of ready-to-run locomotives and rolling stock, plus associated modelling products.
Deltic Preservation Society shop – Mainly R-T-R equipment, sold in support of the preserved Deltics.
Freestone Model Accessories – All types of card kits for model buildings and structures.
Hattons – One of the UK’s major retailers in new and second-hand model railways.
Hobby Holidays – Suppliers of the Master Chassis, loco, wagon & coach parts plus Residential Training Courses.
Magnet Model Railway Insurance Consultants – Model Railway Insurance Specialists.
Malc’s Models – Traditional model railway and model shop in Ilkeston.
Mount Tabor Models – Specialist supplier of all types of European-outline model railways in scales from Z to G (Garden railway).
Olivia’s Trains – Retailer of model railways in Sheffield.
PhotograFix – Tom Marshall, Professional Photo Colouriser and Model Maker (his model sales site is Buggleskelly Station).
Rails of Sheffield – Major Sheffield-based retailer.
RAIL-stuff – Model railway and diorama scenery and accessories, to support you and your model railway journey.
Sherwood Models – North Nottingham’s local model shop, and now Nottingham’s only model shop, with a wide variety of models. Conveniently situated in the north of the city.
TTC Diecast – Derby’s model shop (formerly Loughborough Model Centre), TTC stock a wide variety of rolling stock from all the major
manufacturers, and a varied range of discounted model products. Their retail shop in Derby has free parking right outside.
Book Publishers and Publications
Booklaw Publications – A wide range of books from Nottingham’s local railway publisher, one of the UK’s leading railway publishers (now includes Santona Publications), and a stockist of railway and other transport books. Booklaw also stock an extensive range of CDs and DVDs.
Peco – The UK’s leading publisher of model railway related books and magazines, including the monthly magazines Railway Modeller and Continental Modeller. Peco also manufacture track, buildings, structures and rolling stock in a variety of scales and gauges (including Parkside Dundas).
Rail Express – The magazine for those interested in the diesel & electric era.
Book Dealers
Branchstow Books – Specialist railway bookshop.
Linda Tinker Railway Books – Specialist dealer in second hand and hard to find books.
Visit Nottingham
East Midlands Railway – Inter-City and local rail services in, around, to and from Nottingham.
Nottingham Express Transit – Nottingham’s Tram.
Nottingham City Transport – The major public transport operator in the city.
Nottingham Minibuses & Coaches – operator of some bus services in Nottingham.
Hotels in Nottingham – Finding accommodation for your visit to Nottingham.
Visit Nottinghamshire – Tourist information (Nottingham), what’s on, events, hotels, etc.
Abbots Travel – Hotels, flights, holidays, city breaks, resorts, parks, cottages, car rental, rail travel, coach tickets, ferries, cruises, and much, much more…
Information Britain – Leading tourist information site.
Tourist Net UK – Visitor attractions, visitor information, hotel & guest house information.
Visit Britain – Tourist information, events, hotels, etc.
Where Can We Go – Tourist information, what’s on, events and places to go.