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Most railway modellers are inspired by the work of other people as well as the real thing. I enjoy reading about model railways tremendously and some of the layouts and articles listed have contributed to my opinion on railway modelling and have encouraged me to aspire to their excellence. They’re not necessarily listed because they have contributed to the Royal Albert Bridge project but perhaps because I find answers to my modelling questions in their presence. It all sounds very deep!

MRJ 142

Chee Tor
by The Manchester Model Railway Society
2mm Finescale
Scale, Scenery
MRJ: 50

Clutton Station
by Tim Venton
A passing station on the Great Western branch between Bristol and Frome. The period is post 1948 BR WR but pre 1956 when the last station master retired. Compressed from approximately 21′ long down to 16′ (of station area) to get it into the available space.
Operation, Prototype, Scale, Signalling, Stock

by Trevor Potts
Representing Churston station as it existed during the second weekend of October 1934. Such a precise date is due to having so much information on the station and trains at that period, and liking that time in the Great Western’s history.
Buildings, Colour, Operation, Prototype, Scale, Scenery, Signalling, Stock, Track
MRJ 60

Copenhagen Fields
MRJ 46

Ditchling Green
MRJ 50

Exebridge Quay
MRJ Compendium 1

by Bob Harper
Maristow is a small town on the Devon bank of the Tamar, a few miles north of Plymouth.
O Gauge
Operation, Scenery, Signalling, Stock, Track
Working interlocked lever frame
MRJ 52

by Philip Young
A model of the two Marlborough stations ca.1911. Includes photo’s a brief history of the line and an occasional diary and photo’s taken during construction.
Buildings, Prototype, Stock

Much Meddling
by Chris Baker
A fictitious Great Western branch line station located in the Forest of Dean. This website is intended to showcase the layout and rolling stock and to document the various stages and techniques of construction.
Buildings, Colour, Scenery, Signalling, Stock, Track

Successfully aiming to recapture, in detailed and colourful miniature, scenes showing the beauty of the English countryside as it used to be in the years around 1930.
Buildings, Colour, Operation, Prototype, Scale, Scenery, Signalling, Stock, Track

North Shields
by Chris Pendleton
Buildings, Colour, Design, Operation, Signalling, Track
MRJ 58

MRJ 64

Stoke Summit
MRJ 121

Wenley, Broad Hambury, Kingslake and Ambleden
by Philip Harvey
OO Gauge
Buildings, Design
MRJ 63

by The Westford Modellers Group
A fictitious main line terminus located somewhere in South Devon near to Plymouth. The period modelled is around 1962, British Railways Western Region. Locomotives and rolling stock are largely built from kits, some with scratch built chassis. Some models have proprietary models as there basis.
OO Finescale
Buildings, Design, Operation, Scale, Stock

Lesser Wenlock
by David Stone
MRJ 73

Carron Road
by Nigel Bowyer
MRJ 76

Laira MPD
MRJ 83

St George’s Hill
by Ian Hopkins
MRJ 100, 101

by Roy Jackson
MRJ 101,141

Kendal Castle and Marthwaite
by David Jenkinson
MRJ 124

Other Important Layouts:

Walford Town by The Leamington and Warwick Model Railway Society – MRJ 70
Kenton by John Watson – MRJ 72
Carron Road by Nigel Bowyer – MRJ 76
Chiseldon – MRJ 117